Published: 18th March 2021
The hub will operate a laboratory service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Peak activity will occur between the hours of 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday.
While the most urgent testing takes place at hospital sites, a smaller team of staff (less than 10%) will be working at the hub laboratory outside of core hours to provide specialist testing and expertise to support emergency care.
Limited deliveries would be made to the hub outside of core working hours and the very small number of urgent test samples would be delivered using small hybrid or electric vehicles.