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Reflecting on a massive week for pathology

 pathology hubAfter many years in planning, the Dorset Pathology Hub opened its doors this week (w/c 13 November) . The molecular pathology team were the first to move across and are already reporting patient results.

The facility is one of the most advanced pathology hubs in the UK, supporting hospitals across the region to improve diagnostics for patients, meeting the growing demand for specialist treatment and care.  

As part of the fantastic week, UHD also learnt that the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), has accredited a new degree at Bournemouth University in Biomedical Science.

Head of pathology, Paul Massey said: “This week has not just been about buildings but building futures. Congratulations to everyone involved and watch this space for more news as other teams move into their new home.’

The new state-of-the-art laboratory, located on the Wessex Fields site next to the Royal Bournemouth hospital, is part of the One Dorset Pathology network - a collaborative partnership between Dorset County Hospital and University Hospitals Dorset. The project has been backed by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which supported the project with a £2.7 million Local Growth Fund investment in the histopathology diagnostic hub as part of its initiatives to support Covid-19 recovery and accelerate healthcare resilience in the county.

You can watch a behind the scenes tour and find out more about the Hub here.
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