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Blood testing

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 4:45pm (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 10 minutes early.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

The opening hours for blood tests at HRI are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:45pm.

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.


Where to find us

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Phlebotomy services
West Yorkshire
HX3 0PW 

TEL 01422 222050

The out-patient phlebotomy service is in the out-patient department and is accessed via the hospital’s main entrance and bearing slightly right into the facing corridor which leads to the out-patient department. 

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI)

Phlebotomy Department 

Corridor 1
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
West Yorkshire

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

Division of Pathology

Director of Pathology: Dr G Boyd
Pathology Manager: Ms S Ramsden
Quality Manager: Ms A Milner

Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical Lead: Dr K Mitchell
Manager: Mrs H Baker


Clinical Lead: Dr K Rothwell
Consultants: Dr S Feyler; Dr W Swe; Dr N Oo
Manager: Mrs H Baker

Blood Transfusion

Specialist Practitioner: Ms M Lake
Manager: Mrs K English


Clinical Lead: Dr G Boyd
Consultants: Dr D Birkenhead; Dr A Rajgopal; Dr N Hardman
Manager: Mr J Hardy


Clinical Lead: Dr R Knights
Consultants:  Dr N D’Cruz; Dr J Garvican; Dr j Hyde; Dr S Knight; Dr V Kumarawamy; Dr S Litttleford

Manager: Mrs J Haigh


Manager: Emma Jones