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Laboratory Medicine

General Information / Opening hours and out of hours service provision

Routine Opening Hours

Access to the laboratories is restricted to authorised personnel only.  All visitors must report to the reception on arrival. 

 

Laboratory Site  Monday to Friday 
York Hospital Laboratory Medicine Ground Floor Reception 08.30 - 17.00
York Non-Gynae Cytology & Andrology

The department operates a booking system for semen samples, the latest booking slot is 15:30. 

Scarborough Pathology Office

 8.35 - 17.05

 

Out of Hours Service Provision

Outside the routine laboratory hours Haematology (including Blood Transfusion) and Biochemistry operate a shift system where a minimum of one Haematology Biomedical Scientist and one Biochemistry Biomedical Scientist present in the hospital at all times. 

The BMS on duty are often extremely busy, please be patient and bleep them only when absolutely necessary. Please use the CPD Pathview or the ICE Anglia reporting system whenever possible.  The CPD and ICE Anglia reporting system is available on the hospital network and is updated with completed results every 15 minutes

Microbiology offer an extended working day where there is a member of staff present in the hospital.  There is a member of staff available on each site:

Monday - Friday:  17:00 until 20:00 (York) 08:45 until 17:15 (Scarborough)

Saturday: 8:30 until 17:00 (Scarborough & York)

Sunday: 8.30 until 16:00 (Scarborough & York)

A Microbiology on-call service is provided to cover URGENT SAMPLES ONLY at all other times.  The Microbiology Biomedical Scientist can be contacted via the hospital switchboard '0' for urgent work.

Protocol for Clinical Microbiological Advice Out of Hours: Click Here

York Site

 Department Bleep Number 
Clinical Biochemistry 934
Haematology/Transfusion 842
Microbiology Dial switchboard '0'
POCT  01904 725890 and leave a voicemail for action next day. POCT Coordinator - Anne Penrice

Scarborough Site

Department  Bleep
Clinical Biochemistry   Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

Haematology/Transfusion  Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

Microbiology  Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

 

For further information of tests available out of hours see department specific information below:

Biochemistry Out of Hours Test Repertoire: Click Here

Microbiology Out of Hours Test Repertoire: Click Here

Web page 8 last updated: 4th March 2019

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.