Contact Pathology

Consultant Histopathologist Dr S Deshpande (Laboratory Director) 7169
Dr I Dhesi  6235
Dr M Ahmad 7625
Dr Y L Hock 6484
Dr S Chan 6219
Specialty doctor Dr R Howe 6411
Specialist registrar 7121
Head BMS Histology Gary Parkes 7126
Deputy Head BMS/Quality Manager Alexandra Martin 6477
Section Manager specimen reception & trimming room & Semen Andrology Sarah Brown 6477
Section Manager Main Lab & Health & Safety Officer Amanda Stewart 6477
Section Manager Immunohistochemistry Lisa Topliss 6477
Report Enquiries Histology & Non-Gynae Cytology 6871
Semen andrology appointments 6871
Mr Ganta (Andrology lead for interpretive advice) 6038 / 7954
Specimen reception 6799
Post-mortem enquiries 6238
Requesting urgent work or frozen sections 6477
Histopathology Secretariat Main office ext. 6923 / 7622 / 7409 / 6871 / 7196

Cytology office ext. 6792

Direct line to office 01922 656871
HM Coroners’ Officers 0845 3527483
HM Coroner 0845 3527480
Department address:
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Histopathology Department
Moat Road
Walsall WS2 9PS


The histopathology department is located at the rear of the hospital adjacent to the Coroners Court. You cannot access the department through the Accident and Emergency Department.


Staff can access the department via distribution and estates and take the stairs to the first floor.


Enter the hospital grounds via the Ida Road entrance, turn to your left and follow the road up a slight incline and round to the right. The histopathology department is the building on your right.