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 four major disciplines:
- Cellular pathology (histopathology/cytology)
- 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 unit. Cellular pathology is located at Calderdale Royal Hospital and microbiology at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Blood sciences and blood transfusion are 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.
Blood Test Opening Hours
Calderdale Royal Hospital
CRH opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm (there is no phlebotomy service on bank holidays).
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 Dept. Doors open 10 minutes early.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
The opening hours for blood tests at HRI 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. It is advisable to ring for appointments in the afternoon when the department is quieter and staff are available to answer the telephone.
(THERE IS NO PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE ON WEEKENDS OR BANK HOLIDAYS).