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Pathology Services - About Us

 

Location and Opening Hours
 
Out of Hours Service and On-Call Arrangements
Phlebotomy Service
 
Contact Information
Specimen Collection
For Hospital Staff:

Delivery Points for samples: 

Basildon Hospital      

Delivery of sample to the laboratory can be via the air tube chute system* or by hand to the Pathology Reception area , located by Phlebotomy OPD. Outside of routine hours the sample can be hand delivered to the Night safe on Level C adjacent to the Blood Bank.

Southend  Hospital      

Delivery of sample to the laboratory can be via the air tube chute* system or by hand to the Pathology Reception area, located on 2nd Floor Prittlewell Wing.

All specimens must be fully labelled as follows as shown in Provision of Requests for Pathology Tests

 
Request Forms
 

Confidentiality and Personal Investigations

 

Confidentiality of medical information relies on access to information being made only by those who have legitimate reasons to do so, as part of that personís medical care. Breaches of confidentiality are contrary to the Data Protection Act and are considered disciplinary offences by the Trust.

Personal Investigations
Medical staff should avoid treating those close to them and should not treat themselves (GMC Good Medical Practice). It is similarly inappropriate for staff to send their own samples for pathological investigations. All such investigations should be ordered by their GP, Occupational Health staff or other attending clinician. Confidentiality of medical information of members of staff is no different from patients and relies on access to information being made only by those who have legitimate reasons to do so, as part of that personís medical care. Breaches of confidentiality are contrary to the Data Protection Act and are considered disciplinary offences by the Trust.

   
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Version 1.6 / March 2018                                                                                                            Approved by: Joint Venture Clinical Director