Cellular Pathology

The Cellular Pathology Department provides a consultant led diagnostic Histology, Cytology and Mortuary and Bereavement Support Office for the area.


The department provides a comprehensive surgical Histopathology service, covering a range of specialties to meet the needs of the clinical services it supports.  A broad range of immunohistochemical investigations is provided on site and a frozen section service is available on request.


The department provides a comprehensive non-gynaecological cytopathology service for the hospital and North Devon Community. All gynaecological requests are processed and reported at the cytology department of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Mortuary and Bereavement Support Service

The department provides a comprehensive, (except paediatric), autopsy service for North Devon District Hospital and HM Coroner, (Exeter and Greater Devon).  The facility serves as the public mortuary for North Devon. The Bereavement Support Office is located within the Mortuary building and managed by the Histopathology Laboratory Manager.

Last updated: February 15, 2019