The Clinical Biochemistry Department forms part of the Blood Sciences Department at the University Hospitals of the North Midlands. The Department has laboratories based on 2 sites: at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) and County Hospital, Stafford. In RSUH, the Pathology department can be found on the 2nd floor (via Lift A) of the Main building. The County Hospital Blood Sciences department is located on the 1st floor of the Hospital.
The RSUH Laboratory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays. Laboratory core hours are 8:00am – 8:00 pm Monday to Friday. Outside core hours, services are limited to urgent work only.
The County Laboratory is open 6:30 am-11:15 pm, 7 days a week. It provides a limited repertoire of essential tests for ward and outpatient activity on the County site. After midnight, samples are transported to the RSUH Laboratory for analysis.