The Pathology directorate provides comprehensive laboratory services in support of diagnosis, monitoring and treatment for patients within the Trust’s hospitals and clinics, and for family practitioners within the local primary care trusts (PCTs).
The directorate is made up of three major disciplines:
- Cellular pathology (histopathology/non-gynae cytology/andrology/mortuary)
- Microbiology/infection control
- Blood sciences (Haematology/Clinical Biochemistry/Immunology/Blood Transfusion)
All of these provide analytical, diagnostic and advisory services to their users. Analysis of specimens takes place within laboratories at Calderdale Royal Hospital and at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, which are managed as a single pathology service. Cellular pathology and microbiology are located at Calderdale Royal Hospital.. Blood sciences are located on both sites. The directorate also provides an in-patient and out-patient phlebotomy (blood sample-taking) service at both of the Trust’s hospitals, and at certain clinics and surgeries within the community.
Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Opening Hours
Calderdale Royal Hospital CRH
opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm
On some occasions, due to a high volume of people waiting for their blood test at the end of the day, it may be necessary to close the Phlebotomy Department 10 minutes early.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary HRI
opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm.
The department is also open by appointment only (01484 355765) from 5.00 pm until 5.40 pm on alternate Wednesdays.
THERE IS NO PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE in either department ON WEEKENDS OR BANK HOLIDAYS
Where to find us
CALDERDALE ROYAL HOSPITAL (CRH)
Salterhebble Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 0PW TEL 01422 222050 The out-patient phlebotomy service is on the ground floor near the main OPD, follow the signs for blood tests.
HUDDERSFIELD ROYAL INFIRMARY (HRI)
Lindley Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD3 3EA The out-patient phlebotomy service is on the ground floor of the hospital and can be found by entering the hospital via the main entrance, turning left through the cafeteria, turning left again and onto corridor one.
Who to contact to find out more
CRH - General Enquiries: (01422) 224194
HRI - General Enquiries: (01484) 342529
Meet the team
DIRECTORATE OF PATHOLOGY
Director of Pathology: Dr Karen.Mitchell Pathology Service Manager: Mrs Sarah.Clenton Quality Manager: Ms Alison Milner
BLOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Manager: Mrs Hayley Baker Clinical lead: Dr Karen Mitchell Clinical Biochemistry Clinical Lead: Dr Karen Mitchell Haematology/Immunology Clinical Lead: Dr Kate Rothwell Consultants: Dr Sylvia Feyler; Dr Wunna Swe; Dr Nwe Oo Blood Transfusion Specialist Practitioner: Mrs Michelle Lake
Clinical Lead: Dr Sahar Musaad Consultants: Dr D Birkenhead;; Dr A Rajgopal, Dr Gavin Boyd Manager: Mr John Hardy
CELLULAR PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Clinical Lead: Dr Richard Knight Consultants: Dr Sarah Knight; Dr Vidya Kumaraswamy; Dr Sally Osborn, Dr Manonmani Sengoden Laboratory services manager – Mrs J Haigh Mortuary supervisor – Miss D Woodall
Cellular pathology 01422 222400 Cellular pathology department opening times Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm. Limited Saturday service CRH mortuary 01422 222289 open Mon- Fri 12.30pm – 4pm. Limited out of hours service HRI mortuary 01484 352430 open Mon – Fri 8am – 12 noon. Limited out of hours service.
Phlebotomy Team Leads: Mrs Elaine Reeves Mrs Rachel Cropper