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Specialist Nurse for Haemoglobinopathies (Hounslow)

The specialist nurse for haemoglobinopathies works with families and individuals to ensure they can achieve the optimum health in order to prevent complications and reduce hospital admissions. 

The service provides: 

  • Partner testing for antenatal women who have carrier/trait status and then offer counselling to those couples found to be at risk 

  • Guidance and support for parents carers through the process of diagnosis, planning care and liaising with other health professionals 

  • Home visits to offer support, encouragement and empowerment 

  • Health promotion advice to those parents or carers whose children have been found to be carriers/trait 

  • Health care plans for children in nursery or school diagnosed with health needs that may impact on their wellbeing 

  • Attends health reviews with the paediatric consultant. 

  • Assists in the transition from paediatric care to adult care 

  • Provides training sessions for various agencies, families and establishments to inform and educate attendees of children in their care 

  • Sign posting patients regarding benefits they maybe entitled to.

  • Organises community events in collaboration with voluntary agencies to raise awareness of the disorders.       


Sonia Ambo - Community Nurse Specialist for Haemoglobinopathies

Tel: 020 3771 6092
Email: sonia.ambo@hrch.nhs.uk


The Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health
92 Bath Road

Opening times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9am - 4pm

Referrals to the Specialist Nurse for Haemoglobinopathies can be made either by health professionals or by self referral - either by phone (see below) or referral form which can be downloaded on the right of this screen.

Patients must be registered with a Hounslow GP.

To refer a patient to the specialist nurse, or to self-refer, please contact:

  • Sonia Ambo - Community Nurse Specialist for Haemoglobinopathies