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. Click here to view our Quality Policy.

To read the Pathology Quality Manual click here.

Click here to view a guide to the Medical Microbiology services for Wirral University Teaching Hospital and Countess of Chester Hospital.

Cellular Pathology and Blood Sciences services please Click here to view the Pathology Services Handbook.

Please click here to download our Information for Patients handbook.

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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