At LHD, we focus on collecting biological samples safely and securely from three types of centres. Namely:
LHD has 22 exclusive COCOs and 1400 other collection centres located all over the island where patients can receive our services.
Our mission is to serve all three types of collection centres in the same manner.
Samples are collected based on a road map and whenever a sample is ready, an estimated collection time is provided to a centre, so that they can prepare to handover the samples.
LHD has a skilled, well-trained team of Sales Development Supervisors (SDSs) who manages a team of Sales Development Associates (SDAs). SDAs visit sample collection centres to collect samples, in a safe and secure manner, while storing them at an optimum temperature level. They utilise storage boxes with gel ice during transportation in order to achieve this outcome.
Furthermore, LHD also provides proper material such as tubes and containers to store samples and separate boxes to dispose needles in order to maintain hygiene, as per our accreditation standards.
LHD employs around 42 SDAs who are deployed along 32 routes, where they make at least 3 visits a day to each centre. Our SDAs are groomed to follow a stringent quality process, commit to service excellence, adhere to safety and to be customer oriented.
Training and Development
At LHD we understand the importance of providing our staff with adequate training and development so that they can enhance their professional and personal skills to maintain quality standards and uphold the LHD brand name which is associated with excellence.
Phlebotomies are also given training at LHD collection centres and exclusive centres have requested the service of our highly skilled staff. Once phlebotomies go through a technical training period that is conducted within the hospital and gain the required experience, they are transferred to centres where they are responsible for the correct administration of tests.
We focus on developing both technical skills required for the job and soft skills required to provide service excellence to our customers and collaborate with external stakeholders. All these measures embedded in our logistics value chain has enabled us to gain the trust and confidence of our patients while giving us a competitive advantage over other players in the industry.
The importance of Logistics
At LHD we understand that having the right type of front-line staff to engage with patients and provide service excellence is paramount to our success. As such we engage in continuous monitoring, training and coaching to develop staff to meet our logistic standards. As such we strive to develop our staff and processes in such a way that a sample collected is actioned within the shortest specified time, to maintain quality standards and accuracy.