Chemical Pathology in Drogheda – Is this acceptable and if so why?



“That full consultant cover in Chemical Pathology should be available at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda for medical and accreditation purposes as it is a major regional hospital.”


Cllr. Bill Tormey




Dr. Michael Louw, Chemical Pathologist attends the Laboratory at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for four hours per month.  He is available by phone 24/7 for advisory services and has a named deputy who takes over when he is on leave.


The Laboratory in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is applying for ISO 15189 accreditation in September 2013 with a view to being inspected by the Irish National Accreditation Body (INAB) in February 2014.


The current arrangement with Dr. Louw is acceptable to the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).