New laboratory for Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Hospital and health care company, Abbot, has announced the opening of a new laboratory at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

It was officially opened on Friday November 7 by the President of the UK’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Nick Kirk.

The new pathology automated laboratory is the result of joint work between Abbott Diagnostics and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Local people in Doncaster and Bassetlaw will benefit from cutting-edge new facilities, providing modern, efficient blood sciences services. The new laboratory means the hospital will be able to provide new services and respond quickly to the busy and sometimes unpredictable environment that is pathology.

More than 70 people attended a grand opening of the laboratory, including the mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, and the team from Abbott involved with the project in the past six years.

Managing director of Diagnostics, Northern Europe, Abbott, Brett Wells, said: “We are thrilled to see the unit open today and to have been part of the revamp process. It is the result of a lot of hard work by many people. At Abbott we understand the pressures hospital staff are facing and were pleased to be able to work with our colleagues in the NHS to give the people of Doncaster and Bassetlaw and the laboratory staff this brand new facility today.”