Haematology and Blood Transfusion, located in the Pathology block of the hospital, offers a high-quality analytical service to clinicians based at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital and in the surrounding area. The laboratory is fully CPA accredited, and offers clinical guidance and advice. For a list of investigations offered by the department, please visit the Tests Repertoire pages.
9.00 to 17.30 – Outside these hours, for urgent requests, please contact the Out of hours BMS on bleep 553.
GP referral by E-RS only.
GP guidance/advice by telephone or letter faxed to Haematology Secretary.
The department provides its users with a huge range of tests. The most common include:
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.