The Blood Unit employs a Specialist Haematology Practice Nurse to improve the service we provide to our patients. Our Practice Nurse Suzanne Eerhard has over 20 years’ experience in Haematology Nursing both in the acute and inpatient ward setting, the outpatient Nurse Coordinator role, high level administration within Cancer and Support Services, Palliative Care, Patient Education and Advocacy. Suzanne has worked at both Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a regional Palliative Care Service and now at Cabrini. Suzanne’s focus is on improving patient support and patient understanding of their Haematological disorder. She provides accessible, easy to understand patient education and helps patients with appointments, follow up for test results, face to face and phone check ups.
Our Secretarial Staff
At The Blood Unit we recognise that our admin staff are crucial to the experience of patients receiving care through our service. Our friendly staff are there to help with appointments, enquiries, and will always endeavour to provide a professional, helpful service to our patients and our referrers.
The Blood Unit Haematology Registar is an advanced trainee physician in Specialist Haematology. This is a senior trainee position and our training programme spans across our Unit plus other specialist haematologists at both Cabrini and Peter Mac. The Blood Unit has a key interest in the College of Physicians Specialist Trainee Program. Our ward rounds are teaching ward ward rounds, and we aim to give our registrar exposure to the breadth of haematology experience available at one of Melbourne’s largest private hospitals. Our registrar coordinates our inpatient lists, our ward rounds, convenes our multidisciplinary meetings, and has a joint role at Peter Mac which improves continuity of care for those of our patients who receive treatment at both hospitals. We encourage our registrars to undertake a research project whilst training with us, and we strive to provide professional development and support for upcoming trainee specialists in our field.
Cabrini Hospital has a vital role in the undergraduate teaching program attached to Monash University Medical School. The Blood Unit Haematologists are strong supporters of this program and we encourage students to participate in our Unit, and we provide key bedside teaching and tutorials for students in the latter half of their undergraduate training. We remain very grateful to our patients who agree to see medical students, recognising that this bedside learning is the most valuable tool in teaching the doctors of the future.