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Haematology - public patients

Consultation and treatment for haematology patients is delivered at the Mater Cancer Care Centres at South Brisbane and Springfield. The clinical condition and address for each patient will be considered when determining the consultation/treatment location.


This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Haematology services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for:

-  Leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplasia and other malignant haematology

-  Autologous peripheral blood stem cell cryopreservation and transplantation

-  Apheresis non-malignant haematology, including venous thromboembolism and bleeding disorders, Thalassemias and haemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell disease haemolytic anaemia, iron overload

-  Bone marrow biopsy

-  Obstetric haematology 

For other confirmed diagnosis of cancer, please refer to Oncology.

Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:

Pathology results that prompted the referral and any previous pathology results.

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be sent by:

Secure messaging           Medical Objects:   HM4101000R8

                                     HealthLink EDI:      materref                                                                                             

Fax                                07 3163 8548

Referral Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.


-  Acute leukaemia

-  Aggressive lymphoma

-  Severe count abnormalities

-  Less severe lymphoma and count abnormalities

-  Mildly reduced white count or haemoglobin

Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral

*For urgent referrals, please phone 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the Haematology registrar.

Our Specialists

Dr Ray Banh Haematologist
Dr Emad Abro Haematologist
Dr Naadir Gutta  Haematologist


Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200 

Content reviewed 23/12/15


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