Some 70% of diagnoses are reliant on the results of tests carried out in a Pathology department and you will find there is a Pathology laboratory in or very close to every hospital in the United Kingdom. The profession is heavily regulated to ensure that the quality of the service we provide to clinicians on your behalf is the very best.
Our Pathology Centre provides a high quality, fully accredited service to our patients and the population of Shropshire and mid-Wales, through direct access to GP practices. The medically-led services consist of Blood Sciences, Cellular Pathology and Microbiology.
Blood Sciences incorporates Haematology, Anticoagulation, Blood Transfusion, Clinical Biochemistry and Phlebotomy. Our laboratories providing urgent and routine services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), near Oswestry. Please note: anaesthetic cream or spray cannot be supplied or applied by the Phlebotomy team.
The Anticoagulation service is located at RSH. The service provides nurse-led monitoring and dosing for patients on Warfarin, Sinthrome and Phenindione. The team is supported by a consultant Haematologist.