Subject: Hospital laboratory services
- How many laboratories (please include breakdown of sites/disciplines if possible) are there in your Trust?
- What is the headcount of laboratory staff (please include breakdown of sites/departments/roles if possible) in your Trust?
- How many patient samples or ‘reportable laboratory activities’ are processed (please include breakdown of sites/departments if possible) by your Trust’s laboratories each year (please include the three most recent available years’ numbers)?
- What number (and percentage) of your Trust’s patients have a sample processed in a laboratory as part of their treatment?
- How many patient samples are taken by your Trust but not processed/analysed by your Trust’s laboratory staff? (IE: outsourced)
- If any, where are outsourced patient samples sent? (please include company names/addresses and number of samples sent each year)
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