There are three departments within the Pathology Directorate: Blood Sciences, Microbiology and Cellular Pathology. Each department is lead by a Consultant Team which provides support and advice on the clinical significance and interpretation of diagnostic tests. Blood Sciences and Microbiology operate a 24hour, 7 day service.

The Directorate is fully computerised with the majority of in-patient and out-patient requests made electronically. ICE, the GP electronic request ordering system, is used by most GP Practices. Electronic requesting has enabled significant improvements in the quality of patient data, which impacts on other departments within the Trust.

The Directorate aims to provide a comprehensive, cost-efficient service, responding to the needs of its users. You can view the 'Quality Policy' here

Further guides and reading:

Read the 'Pathology Quality Manual' here.

For any issues you can view the pathology procedure for dealing with complaints here.

View the guide to the Medical Microbiology services for Wirral University Teaching Hospital and Countess of Chester Hospital.

Cellular Pathology and Blood Sciences services, you can view the 'Pathology Services Handbook' here.

You can view our 'Information for Patients Handbook' here

Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found here.

UKAS schedule of accreditation site for Microbiology 

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