Our pathology team provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to the hospital as well as to South Essex Partnership Trust, the Spire Wellesley Hospital, the BMI Hospital and all GPs and community clinics under the remit of NHS South East Essex.

The team is made up of five departments:

  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Haematology/blood transfusion
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Cellular pathology

Our laboratory is registered by the Health Professions Council as a training laboratory and regularly undergoes inspections by accreditation agencies including Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA), the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); our cytology department is fully assessed by the National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). These agencies assess the laboratory against standards of all aspects of safety, quality and performance

Clinical advice is available 24 hours a day and the laboratory service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Core hours range from 08.30 to 17.30 with an out of hours emergency service operating outside of these times.

For more information please see our pathology handbook.