Microbiology and Virology services offers a 24/7 service.
Microbiology core hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 8:00pm
The department is open with a more limited staffing and test repertoire during the following hours:
Saturday: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Sunday: Urgent Service
Outside core hours the service concentrates on urgent and clinically important tests via an on call staff rota. This information can be accessed via calling Hospital Switchboard. All urgent calls for out of hours testing should go via switchboard for Medical Microbiologist or Virologist.