HOSPITAL managers this week denied that staffing levels in Hinchingbrooke's pathology department were critically low. The allegation came from hospital trade unions through former Unison branch secretary, Mike Gough, who organises the Save Hinchingbrooke Hospital campaign. Mr Gough claims that, if one more member of staff were to leave - and many biomedical staff are looking for new jobs - the department would be in danger of closing. Managers say this is scare-mongering. Only two out of nearly 30 biomedical staff in the pathology department are temporary.