Laboratory Opening Hours

The laboratory core hours are 09:00 - 17:00, while those of the mortuary and bereavement service is from 07:30 - 16:00.

Outside of these times there is an out of hours on-call service for Biochemistry (bleep 031), Haematology/Blood Transfusion (045) and Microbiology (contact switchboard). Mortuary on call service outside Mon-Fri working hours may be contacted via switchboard.

Clinical Advice

Clinical Advice from a Pathology Consultant can be obtained by contacting the relevant department during core working hours. Advice may be obtained outside of normal hours by contacting the N.D.D.H. switchboard - dial 0 from inside the hospital or 01271 322577 - and ask for the consultant you require.

Find Us & Postal Address

The Pathology Department is on level one of the North Devon District Hospital. Visitors who enter from the main entrance (Located on level 2) should continue straight ahead to the lifts located at the end of the main lobby. Take the lift to level one and turn left, then the next right. Pathology Reception is located directly ahead of you.

If the hatch at the entrance is closed, there is a doorbell located on the wall to the left of the main doors. Please note, the doorbell is for night time and weekend use only when only limited numbers of staff are working.

Pathology Department
Level 1
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
North Devon
EX31 4JB

Last updated: October 28, 2019