If a patient demonstates symptoms of a Haematological disorder, their GP will refer the patient to a Consultant Haematologist in the Belfast City Hospital. Patients will receive correspondence from the hospital offering an appointment or be directly admitted to 10 North.

The appointment will take place in the Bridgewater Suite of the Belfast City Hospital. It is likely that the Consultant will conduct an examination and order diagnostic tests. These tests are necessary to gain a clear understanding of the patient's symptoms.