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Support Services: Laboratory Services

The Bon Secours Hospital Cork Pathology Department has been awarded
accreditation to the new International Medical Standard ISO/IEC 15189. This
standard is based on ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 and provides requirements for
competence and quality that are particular to medical laboratories. The Bon
Secours Cork is the first laboratory in Ireland to receive this
accreditation.

Where is the laboratory located ?

The Pathology Department is located on the bottom floor of the north wing (adjacent to the car park at the rear of the hospital). The department employs approximately 40 people including three Consultant Pathologists. It is sub-divided into the following sections:
Phlebotomy Biochemistry
Blood Bank Histology/Immunology
Haematology Microbiology
Clerical  

Opening hours (Routine work)
Mon - Fri : 9.15am - 5.15pm
Saturday : 9.15am - 12.45pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays : Closed

For urgent samples the biochemistry, microbiology and haematology/blood bank departments provide 24 hours cover every day of the year.



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