Our Services A - Z - Pathology Service
About the service
St Helens and Knowsley Pathology Service provides Pathology for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals (NHS) Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals (NHS) Trust as well as the surrounding community.
Each year the laboratory performs over 6.5 million tests which are dealt with by medical, scientific, clerical and support staff in a range of departments:
- Haematology and Transfusion
- Biochemistry and Immunology
- Cellular Pathology
- Phlebotomy (Blood Taking)
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology departments is accredited to ISO15189: Please follow this link to access the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and type the department's UKAS ID to access the schedule of accreditation for each of the department.
The UKAS ID codes are as follows Biochemistry and Immunology 8871, Cellular Pathology 8908, Haematology and Transfusion 8864 and Microbiology 8857.
The Phlebotomy service is available at both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals as well as several community sites.
If you need to book an appointment for a child under the age of 16, please telephone 0151 430 1702.
Please Note - Blood forms must be brought to the appointment
A Day in the life of a Biomedical Scientist
- Pathology User Guide
- No Location / No Clinician Details Provided on Pathology Request
We receive some 400 requests each month where we are not provided with details of the ordering Clinician and / or location to which the report should be issued. In those instances the Pathology Department will hold the results on file for 30 years.
Any results that fall into our category for actioning, we shall endeavour to try and best locate the patient’s clinician/GP and phone the results back to them. Please note there will be results that fall outside reference range but will not be phoned.
It is the responsibility of the requesting clinician to provide sufficient details on the request form to ensure the laboratory is then able to report the results back to the correct requesting clinician.
- About the Team
Nightingale House, Lower Ground Floor (Whiston Hospital)
General Enquiries - 0151 430 1822
In the main patients will meet the phlebotomists as they provide both service to the wards, out patients and the community.
Dr Mohammad Al-Jubouri ( Consultant Chemical Pathology and Head of Department Clinical Biochemistry )
Pathology Service Manager
Biochemistry & Immunology Service Manager
Biochemistry & Immunology Operational Manager
Haematology & Transfusion Service Manager
Haematology Operational Manager
Blood Transfusion Operational Manager
Microbiology Service Manager
Microbiology Operational Leads
Neil Rathbone and Paul McMullen
Cellular Pathology (Including Mortuary Services) Service Manager
Cellular Pathology (Including Mortuary Services) Operational Manager
Point of Care Testing (POCT) & Phlebotomy Operational Manager
Pathology Quality Manager
Pathology and Bereavement Office Manager
Pathology IT Coordinators
Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Head of Department/ Pathology Clinical Director
Dr Mohammad Al-Jubouri
Principle Clinical Biochemists
Dr Anthony Rowbottam
Dr David Barker ( Head of Department and HTA Designated Individual)
Dr Richard George Brice
Dr Katherine Brougham
Dr Charlotte Cox
Dr Hannah Davies
Dr Leigh Forsyth
Dr Noori Hasan
Dr Christopher Ligory
Dr Su Enn Low
Dr Paul Mansour
Dr Maria Pinto
Dr Carol Ross
Dr Naveen Sharma
Dr Martin Shaw
Dr James Stevenson
Dr Flavia Guzman (Speciality Doctor in Histopathology)
Dr Madhur Vardhan – Head of Department
Dr Kalani Mortimer
Dr Katherine Gray
Dr Michael Fisher
Dr Dave Taylor (Clinical Lead, Blood Transfusion & Clinical Head of Department)
Dr Toby Nicholson (Laboratory Clinical Lead)
Dr Sally Evans – Anticoagulation Lead
Dr Eleana Loizou – Governance & Education Lead
- Contact Details
Blood Sciences (Haematology and Biochemistry) - 0151 430 1826
Transfusion - 0151 430 1584
Microbiology - 0151 430 1837
Cellular Pathology - 0151 430 1824
Bereavement - 0151 430 1336 or 0151 430 1412
- Pathology Enquiries Form
Please use the form below to contact the team.
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Page last updated on 30th September 2022