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Pathology users handbook

Our aim is to provide a wide range of high quality Pathology services for our users and patients, in a timely manner and consistent with the needs of best clinical practice.

The aim of the below handbook is to present the Pathology departments at the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital in a clear and concise way. There is a section devoted to each department which contains detailed information about what services are available and how best to use them.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology consists of departments of Biochemistry, Haematology, Histopathology, Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology services.

 We are always pleased to hear any of your comments or suggestions which may help us to improve the services that we offer. General comments should be addressed to Francine Duncan, Pathology Services Manager. Should you have any specific problems please contact the Head of the Department concerned.

Download the pathology users handbook in PDF format.

Download the Transport of Clinical Samples handbook here