(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
Pathology laboratory services at Perth Royal Infirmary are to be moved to Dundee.
Staff at the laboratory are to be offered a transfer to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, which will now serve the whole of Tayside.
The decision to transfer the laboratory, which plays a key role in the fight against cancer, was made yesterday at a meeting of Tayside NHS board following a protracted consultation process.
A report to the board revealed that the delay in making a decision had left the pathology department in a "critical" condition, with growing waiting lists.
The report stated: "The turnaround for …