About Us

The Pathology Department is on level one of the North Devon District Hospital.

Visitors who enter from the main entrance, located on level two, should continue straight ahead to the lifts located at the end of the main lobby on the right hand side. Take the lift to level one and turn left. Visitors should take the next right and the Pathology Reception is located directly ahead of you.

Please enquire at the hatch. If the hatch 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.)

Visitors should note that the Phlebotomy Service is located on level two, within the Outpatient Department C and blood samples are no longer taken near the Pathology Reception on level one.

Postal Address

Pathology Dept
Level 1
North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
N Devon
EX31 4JB

Laboratory Opening Times
The laboratory is fully staffed Monday to Friday as follows:
Biochemistry, Haematology/Blood transfusion, Microbiology 09:00 – 17:30
Cellular Pathology & Pathology I.T. 08:30 – 17:00
Mortuary & Bereavement Service 07:30 – 16:00 (Mortuary On-call service outside these times via Switchboard)

A smaller team work on Saturday 9:00 – 12:30 in Biochemistry, Haematology/Blood Transfusion and Microbiology.

Outside of these times there is an ‘Out of Hours’ (on-call) service for Biochemistry, Haematology/Blood Transfusion and Microbiology. To contact the on-call Biomedical Scientists contact switchboard and ask for the relevant on-call person.

Page updated 27/11/2012. NOTE: If printed, information on this page is only valid on day of printing.


Last updated: October 3, 2017