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About the Service / Department

The Pathology Service provides a range of services and information to Wards, Departments and GP Practices. If you wish to discuss any service developments or require information relating to or derived from the Pathology Service, please see the table of contacts below.

The Pathology provides a comprehensive diagnostic testing and Consultant advisory service for the scientific disciplines of Histopathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Immunology, Microbiology and Cytology. Clinical Haematology and Anticoagulation services are also provided. The department also acts as a point of contact for Specialist Laboratory services, e.g. genetics.

Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital provides phlebotomy services for GP and Hospital patients, anticoagulant clinics, and a limited Laboratory service in support of on-site clinical services.

The Clinical Director, Dr Justin Harrison, is supported by the Pathology Services Manager (Pamela McColgan), and the Consultant Heads of Disciplines.

Blood test clinic opening times

Hospital Site


Opening Hours

Hemel Hempstead Hospital Blood Clinic Marnham Wing

Monday – Friday

08:30 – 16:30

Sat / Sun / Bank Holidays


St Albans City Hospital

Monday / Thursday / Friday

08.00 – 16.00

Tuesday / Wednesday

08. 30 – 16:00

Sat / Sun / Bank Holidays


Watford General Hospital

Monday – Friday

07:30 – 16:30

Sat / Sun / Bank Holidays


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Service / Department Contacts

If you wish to discuss any service developments or require information relating to or derived from the Pathology Service then please contact the relevant department.

General Enquiries Internal External / Direct Dial
Hemel Hempstead / St Albans City / Watford 2671 Tel: 01442 287671
Hemel Hempstead / St Albans / Watford 2829 Tel: 01442 287829

Contacting the Trust

Please contact the relevant Trust switchboard if you require further information or assistance:

Watford General Hospital switchboard: 01923 244366
Hemel Hempstead Hospital switchboard: 01442 213141
St Albans City Hospital switchboard: 01727 866122

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