The Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (HMDS) laboratory is situated on the first floor of the Alexander Donald Building at the Western General Hospital.  Enquiries in person may be made at the pathology reception desk, situated at the entrance to the pathology department.


Western General Hospital

Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service

Based in Pathology Laboratory

Alexander Donald Building

Crewe Road South




For scientific enquiries, contact a member of our scientific team:

Tel: 0131 537 2374


For clinical advice on appropriate investigations, contact Dr Wael Al-Qsous, Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Lead for Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service:

Tel: 0131 537 1969


For management related enquiries please contact the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gene Science Manager Lorna Germain.


We welcome your feedback at any time. A user feedback survey is carried out annually. . Any comments or feedback should be made to Dr. Wael Al-Qsous, Dr Anthony Bench (, Dr Louise Gilroy ( or the Department of Laboratory Medicine Compliance Manager, Nadine Wilkinson (

The laboratory is open between 09:00 and 17:00 hrs, Monday to Friday. The laboratory is closed on national bank holidays. There is no ‘Out of Hours’ service available, however investigations may be performed by special arrangement after discussion with a member of our team.

Molecular Haemato-OncologyTeam

Clinical Lead for HMDS: 

Dr Wael Al-Qsous

Tel: 0131 537 1969



Consultant Haematologist:

Dr Victoria Campbell



Principal Clinical Scientists:  

Dr Anthony Bench

Tel: 0131 537 2374


Dr Louise Gilroy

Tel: 0131 537 2374



Clinical Scientists: 

Dr Elspeth Brzezinska

Dr Sophie McHaffie

Amanda Lee 

Bayarmaa Medley (Trainee Clinical Scientist)

Laura Elmhurst (Trainee Clinical Scientist)


Biomedical Scientists:

Stuart Willder

Conor Baxter


Healthcare science practitioners:

Stefano Iervese

Samantha Rutherford