Paediatric and perinatal pathology are delivered at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Department of Histopathology. Within the department there is a dedicated paediatric laboratory. The unit provides surgical paediatric pathology services to the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust). This is the paediatric tertiary referral centre for the entire South West of England covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The department also provides perinatal autopsy services for most of the South West.


  • Surgical specimens per year – 2000
  • MDMs per month – 5 (4 paediatric, 1 perinatal mortality, 1 dysmophology, additional in Southmead and Exeter on request)
  • Paediatric post mortems – 345 (178 of which were fetal in 2012)


  • Dr. C Moldovan (paediatric and perinatal pathology)
  • Dr. C Platt (perinatal pathology)
  • Dr. P Ramani (paediatric pathology)

Educational Supervisors

  • Dr. C Platt (perinatal pathology)

Trainees and Posts

  • ST2-5 – 1 (1b banding, subject to yearly review)


  • Personal work space
  • Personal computer
  • Personal microscope
  • Internet access
  • Text books and journals
  • Library access with Athens
  • Seminar room and OH projectors
  • Three multi-headed microscopes
  • TV projector microscope

 Educational Programme

  • Weekly black box with histopathology trainees
  • Journal Club with histopathology trainees
  • Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Training School FRCPath study days with histopathology trainees
  • Monthly case presentations via teleconference with Southmead with histopathology trainees