Laboratories and contacts

Laboratory location
Opening hours
On-call service
Access to laboratories
Contact numbers

Laboratory location

Royal Sussex County Hospital,          
Eastern Road,
Brighton BN2 5BE.
Tel: 01273 696955
Pathology is situated above A&E on level 6 of the Tower Block.
The Princess Royal Hospital,
Lewes Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 4EX
Tel:01444 441881
The laboratories are situated in the Pathology Department on the first floor of the main building (above A&E).

Opening hours (Reception)

RSCH    Monday to Friday: 0800 to 1900h

Saturday and Sunday: 0900 to 1300h

PRH Monday to Friday: 0800 to 1800h

Saturday and Sunday: 0830 to 1200h

 Please note that semen samples for fertility check or post vasectomy must be delivered to the RSCH lab by 3pm at the latest. 

On-call service

This is available for emergency work only outside laboratory routine hours. The on-call Biomedical Scientists must be contacted by bleep.

There are separate on-call staff for Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Microbiology. Follow the links below for details of investigations conducted out of hours and how to contact the Biomedical Scientist on duty.

Clinical Biochemistry

Haematology and Transfusion


Access to laboratories

Access to laboratory areas is controlled. Non-pathology staff who require swipe card access to laboratory areas must have this arranged through Trust security.

Contact numbers

Main switchboards: RSCH 01273 696955, PRH 01444 441881

Clinical Director


Departmental laboratory directors       

Dr. Mike Tarzi (deputy)

Blood Sciences

ext. 64593 or mobile via switchboard

Dr. Victoria Tindell


ext. 67637

Dr. Mohammed Osman Hassan-Ibrahim

Microbiology & Infection

ext. 63584
Page 07623 809015

Dr. Max Whibley

Cellular Pathology

ext. 63069
Head of Pathology UHSPE

Lorne Dye

01273 696955 x64069
Head of Pathology IT Mark Harris

01444 441881 x68207

Business & Development Manager


Head of Service, Blood Sciences

Sarah Bastow

Mobile 07917 013868

Head of Service, Microbiology & Infection

Clare Reynolds

01273 696955 x64621

Head of Service, Cellular Pathology


Head of Quality


Head of Health & Safety & Resilience

Simon Lewis 01273 696955 x66766

Pathology Support Services Manager

Ian Evans 01273 696955 x67412

 For more numbers see under individual departments.