Services include:

The Pathology department also provides the Trust's medical testing service at the Great Western Hospital.

We provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic pathology services and clinical advice backed by the combined resources of the Great Western Hospital and Thames Valley Network, with supra-regional services in Oxford and Bristol.

We provide laboratory and clinical services to the Great Western Hospital, local GPs and Swindon's Ridgeway Hospital, for NHS and private patients.

We provide private, Category 2 work and treatment centre work.

We can also process work for other labs that are not fully staffed, and private pathology services, by request.

All net income from private practice is used to support and develop our diagnostic and other hospital services.   

Blood Sciences, Microbiology and Cellular Pathology (including the Mortuary) are UKAS-accredited medical laboratories and are accredited/licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).


Great Western Hospital - fourth floor (please see Floor plans).


Please see Pathology: Contact.

User survey

To help us to improve our service, please share your feedback through our online Pathology Service User Survey.

For previous survey results please see Pathology User Survey Report - December 2020.

Further information

For more information about laboratory tests, please visit the  Lab Tests Online website (

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