Newcastle Laboratories

Upcoming Postal strikes Aug/Sep 2022

Postal strikes on Friday 26th August, Wednesday 31st August and Thursday and Friday 8th/9th September 2022

Dear Service User,

The proceeding plan of postal strikes are scheduled as per above. Significant delays are expected if using the Royal Mail during these periods, and the days before. It is advisable that all users who normally use Royal Mail to send specimens either using a different method of transportation or if this is not possible consider avoiding Royal Mail during these times.

The Newcastle Integrated Laboratory Medicine Directorate can not take responsibility for any specimens that are delayed during the postal strikes, and as a result deemed non-viable and/or delayed.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Laboratories if there are any specific questions.


Yours Sincerely,

Dr Akhtar Husain

Clinical Director, Integrated Laboratory Medicine