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Pathology Department & Mortuary Services

Pathology Service Information

The department provides a comprehensive diagnostic Histology and Cytopathology service to adults and children in GG&C including the laboratory component of the cervical screening programme for hospitals, clinics and GP practices within the catchment area.  The department is also a regional and national center for a number of specialist services.

The Pathology Department is located mainly on level 3 with some facilities also on level 2 of the Laboratory Medicine & Facilities Management Building at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Mortuary Services Information

The Mortuary provides comprehensive mortuary services for adults and children in GG&C including services for the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and Police Scotland.

The Mortuary is located mainly on level 0 with some facilities also on level -1 of the Laboratory Medicine & Facilities Management Building at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Pathology Service Hours


Normal working day (Mon – Fri)

09:00 – 17:00

Out of hours (Saturday / Public Holidays)

08:00 – 12:00

Receipt and handling or specimens from late vans  

17:00 – 19:00


The department is closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day

Mortuary Service Hours

The Main Mortuary facility at QEUH is open 24 hours 7 days per week for receipt of the deceased.  Viewings are by appointment only.


Normal working day (Mon – Fri)

08:30 – 16:30

Out of hours (Saturday/Public Holidays)                 

10:00 – 14:00


Services Hours for the following satellite sites:

Glasgow Royal Infirmary: Gartnavel General Hospital; Victoria Infirmary; Royal Alexandra Hospital.


Normal working day (Mon – Fri)                          

08:30 – 16:30


Service Hours for Inverclyde Royal Hospital satellite site:


Normal working day (Mon – Fri)                         

10:00 – 14:00


Service Hours for Vale of Leven Hospital satellite site:

A body receipt and release service is provided in conjunction with Facilities Management colleagues at VOL. Viewing can be accommodated on request by telephoning QEUH Mortuary on 0141 354 9357.

Pathology Contact Details:


Pathology Department NHS GG&C

Laboratory Medicine and Facilities Management Building (Level 3)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

1345 Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 4TR

Scotland

UK

 

Tel Results – 0141 354 9476 (Internal – 89476)

Tel: General Enquiries – 0141 354 9500 (Internal – 98500)

 

Contact Details:

Mortuary Services NHS GG&C

Laboratory Medicine and Facilities Management Building (Levels 0 and -1)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

1345 Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 4TF

Scotland

UK

Main Office Tel: 0141 354 9357 (Internal - 59357)

Mortuary Manager (Mr W. Scott) Tel: - 0141 354 9351 (Internal - 59351)

Satellite Sites

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Tel: - 0141 211 5519 (Internal - 25519)

Gartnavel General Hospital           

Tel: - 0141 211 3368 (Internal - 53368)

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Tel: - 0141 314 6648 (Internal - 06648)

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Tel: - 01475 504301 (Internal - 54301)

Vale of Leven Hospital

Enquiries should be directed to QEUH on 0141 354 9357

Departmental Links:

GGC Pathology User Manual

GGC Pathology Specimen Dispatch Note

GGC Pathology Departmental Complaints Procedure

NHS Code of Practice on Protecting Patient Confidentiality

Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy

Muscle Biopsy Request Form