Haematology Services, University Hospital Waterford

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Service Description

The Haematology laboratory provides a diagnostic service for Waterford Regional Hospital, the greater Waterford area and for the wider South Eastern Region. The Haematology Laboratory WRH is located on the ground floor of the Pathology Department, Waterford Regional Hospital.

This laboratory provides diagnostic investigations in general haematology, coagulation , haematinics and specialised areas . Approximately 1,500 FBC samples and 250 coagulation samples are processed in the lab each day. In addition the laboratory carries out daily: ESRs, infectious mononucleosis screens, blood film reviews, haematinic assays, malaria screening, sickle cell screening and Kleihauer screening. Special coagulation investigations are also provided. Some specialised investigations not performed at UHW are routed through the Haematology Lab to external laboratories. For information on tests available outside of routine hours, see Haematology On-Call service.

Dr. Brian Hennessy, Dr Ezzat ElHasaddi and Dr Senthil Kumar, Consultant Haematologists provide a clinical haematology service for the HSE South East Region and have a number of inpatient/dayward beds at Waterford Regional Hospital as well as weekly outpatient clinics. Clinical and laboratory advice is provided by the Haematology Medical staff to hospitals and general practitioners.

Consultant Haematologists, Dr. Brian Hennessy, Dr Ezzat ElHassadi and Dr Kumar are responsible for authorising the release of reports.


Contact details for Haematology Lab

  • Dr B. Hennessy, Consultant Haematologist 051-848746 or Ext:8746
  • Dr Senthil Kumar, Consultant Haematologist 051-842556 or Ext:2556
  • Dr. E ElHassadi, Consultant Haematologist 051-842104 or Ext:2104
  • Haematology Registrar, 051-848206
  • Mr. Conor Crotty, Chief Medical Scientist, 051-842615 or Ext:2615
  • Quality Officer Haematology, 051-848905
  • Result Enquires, 051-842475 09.30hrs & 16.30hrs only


Specimen Labelling and Completion of request forms

For accurate identification of specimens it is essential that all samples be labelled properly and that request forms are filled out clearly and accurately referring to Completing the request form and labelling the specimen.

In the interest of patient safety, samples that do not meet these minimum sample identification requirements cannot be accepted for analysis.


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