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Laboratory Medicine

General Information / Key Contacts Clinical Biochemistry & POCT

General Result and Specimen Enquiries
York Monday - Friday

08.30 - 18:30

Telephone: ( 01904 72) 6802
Scarborough Monday - Friday

08.30 - 18:30

Telephone : ( 01723 34) 2351
At all other times: Contact the Biomedical Scientist on Call via bleep 934 (York) or the hospital switchboard '0' (Scarborough)
Clinical Advice
Duty Biochemist Monday - Friday

09:00 - 18:00

Telephone: ( 01904 72) 6366 
  At all other times: Contact the Consultant on Call via the hospital switchboard '0'


Please note that we regret that we cannot provide results or offer advice directly to members of the public, who should contact their healthcare provider.

 

 

 Key Contact  E-Mail  Telephone

Lead Clinician

Alison Jones

Consultant Clinical Biochemist

alison.jones@york.nhs.uk

(01904 72) 5786

Dr Deepak Chandrajay

Consultant Chemical Pathologist

deepak.chandrajay@york.nhs.uk

(01904 72) 5670

Dr Daniel Turnock

Consultant Clinical Biochemist

daniel.turnock@york.nhs.uk

(01904 72) 1847

Claire Lloyd

Principal Clinical Biochemist

claire.lloyd@york.nhs.uk (01904 72) 6098

Maria de Ferrars

Senior Clinical Biochemist

maria.de.ferrars@york.nhs.uk (01904 72) 5599

Michelle Morgan

Secretary to Consultant Team

michelle.morgan@york.nhs.uk

(01904 72) 5855

Mrs Joanna Andrew

Head Biomedical Scientist

joanna.andrew@york.nhs.uk

(01904 72) 5872

Mr Carl Burkinshaw

Operational Manager

carl.burkinshaw@york.nhs.uk

(01723 34) 2028

Anne Penrice

Point of Care Testing (POCT) Coordinator

anne.penrice@york.nhs.uk (01904 72) 5890

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We are asking visitors to help us protect patients from highly contagious winter infections by not visiting friends and relatives in hospital when you have been unwell or in close contact with someone with flu or norovirus.

We are experiencing a high level of norovirus and flu in our hospitals, which has resulted in the closure of wards and bays in order to stop the spread.  Closing wards can help to contain the viruses but visitors can play a huge part and we would ask you to think carefully before paying any non-essential visits at this time.

While viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds and influenza, commonly known as flu.  These infections are highly contagious, so when they are brought into a hospital environment they can easily spread to staff and vulnerable hospital patients.

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK.  It's also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’ because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.  Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.  It is a major killer of vulnerable people.  People aged 65 and over and people with long-term health conditions, including diabetes and kidney disease, are particularly at risk.  If you have flu, please stay away until you are better.  The virus is highly infectious and outbreaks can happen quickly.

Please stay away if you have signs or symptoms of either virus, and do not visit until you have been clear of symptoms for at least 48 hours.  If symptoms persist (more than 48 hours), the advice is to phone your GP or NHS 111.