Delays in pathology test results at Leeds Teaching Hospitals – affecting Bradford Hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is currently experiencing problems with its pathology IT systems which is causing delays in reporting test results. This is also affecting Bradford Teaching Hospitals and some Bradford GP practices.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals provide pathology services to Bradford Teaching Hospitals and to many Bradford GP practices, analysing blood and other samples to support clinical decision making. 

Leeds is working around the clock to resolve the situation as a matter of urgency and we are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this is causing patients, staff and other healthcare partners.

Unless contacted, patients should attend their appointments as normal.



Delays in pathology test results at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is continuing to experience problems with its pathology IT systems and is working hard to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals provide pathology services to Bradford Teaching Hospitals and to many Bradford GP practices, analysing blood and other samples to support clinical decision making. 

Please be assured that, together with Leeds Teaching Hospitals, we are doing everything we can to manage this situation as a matter of urgency. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to patients, staff and other healthcare partners.

These problems mean that there is a significant delay in processing and accessing pathology test results. Clinically urgent and emergency requests continue to be prioritised, however, this is having an impact on requests from Bradford Teaching Hospitals and primary care (GP bloods tests) in Leeds and Bradford.

Some services are unaffected and Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ engineers and suppliers are continuing to work around the clock to restore the reporting system to full functionality. Leeds is working with organisations across the health and social care community and together we have put contingency plans in place to ensure the continued provision of safe care for patients.

Bradford and Leeds need to prioritise urgent and emergency cases, and unfortunately, this has meant that non-urgent test results may be delayed and some routine tests and non-urgent admissions may also need to be re-scheduled.

Unless you are contacted, patients should attend their appointments as normal.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.