This essay is to be re-written. A first class sample will be provided to be re-written. Please ONLY re-write pages; 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, and 27. All other pages are tables and illustrations. You can leave them as it is, as long as the context is re-written in an un-plagiarised manner. Portfolio of work: Information will be provided for a consolidation case of three hospitals merging into one laboratory service. The students will need to look at the different diagnostic companies and to consolidate the three sites to a single provider. The students should consider workload, turn around times, hot lab or point of care testing availability with technical detail, human resource aspets and cost savings (if any). The layout of the portfolio is up to the student with no set inclusion or presentation style. The portfolio will be submitted in written form with a maximum text limit of 4500 words. A number of documents will also be attached to help the writer.