The Department of Pathology at Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services, Military Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain is a large, modern and fast growing medical laboratory facility that aims for high quality patient care through delivery of high standard laboratory services with fully automated analyzers providing an emergency, routine and special investigations, including referral facility to the specialized labs for the complex investigations, requested by our hospital clinicians round the clock.
The department has number of highly qualified, experienced multicultural clinical & technical work force. The department annually processes around 2 million tests and the work load is still increasing. The laboratory also extends its services for private practice for inside and outside hospital clinics. The Blood Bank section offers blood donation services for the public and the BDF personnel.
The distinguished achievements of Pathology Department are:
- “ISO 15189:2012 accreditation in December 2017 by DAC (Dubai Accreditation Centre), Dubai, UAE.
- Contributed a pivotal role in the achievement of Diamond accreditation for the BDF Hospital from National Health Regulatory Authority (nhra), Kingdom of Bahrain
- Pathology department played a crucial role in the Australian Council on Health Standards International (ACHSI) accreditation of BDF Hospital in its third cycle in December 2017.
All the above accreditations raise the bar for quality standards in the department and show that the department is consistently maintaining and upgrading its quality and standards.
The successful achievements in the National and International Accreditations, indicate the team work, commitment and responsibility of the staff towards their organization and the quality of service to the users.
The pathology department participates successfully in External Quality Assessment programmes (EQAS) of College of American Pathologists (CAP) & United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UKNEQAS), Birmingham Quality.
The Goals & Objectives of Pathology Department are:
A. Patient Care
- To provide accurate and precise results of common laboratory tests required by clinicians to establish or rule out a diagnosis and to monitor therapy.
- To perform the laboratory tests in cost effective way.
- To deliver the results as early as possible so that patients stay in the hospital for a very minimum period. To achieve this goal large-scale automation has been done in Haematology, Biochemistry and Serology.
- Not to perform in house tests, which are rarely asked for and are of non-essential nature; in order to cut down costs. Such tests if necessary will be sent outside.
- Self-dependent in supplies of safe blood and blood components to patients.
B. Community Service
- To regularly screen for common inherited diseases like sickle cell disease, G-6-P-D deficiency, Thalassemia, in born errors of metabolism, etc.
- To assist the GP department to maintain proper health of school going children.
- To assist the community for early detection of cancer in Bahrain.
- To do regular necessary tests on food handlers working in BDF.
- To help the administration to provide safe drinking water and prevention of infection.
- To regularly screen for infectious and non-infectious diseases of persons willing to join BDF.
- To carry out research works in house and in collaboration with other bodies such as AGU, RCSI and Bahrain University.
- To publish research works in local and international journals.
The Pathology Department consists of eight laboratory divisions distributed into three main areas:
I. Lab - 1
II. Lab - 2
III. Blood Collection Area (Phlebotomy Division)