Outpatients and GP requests
Samples will be collected from patients with the appropriate request forms. Please help the phlebotomists by clearly indicating the required test and fasting or non-fasting if applicable. Please ensure that patients are informed correctly in regard to whether they need to fast prior to their blood test. Fasting indicates nil by mouth, except for still water, preferably 10-12 hours prior to their blood test.
No appointment is necessary as patients are seen, in turn, using a numerical ticketing system. Please be aware that the last ticket is issued at 16:30 for GP patients and 16:45 for outpatients. This is to ensure that all patients are attended to prior to closing time. The busiest periods are between 09:00 – 12:30 and 15:00 – 17:00.
Phlebotomy teams visit each ward commencing 07:30 each day Monday – Sunday. To use this service, fully completed request forms for each patient must be placed in the blood test request folder provided by 07:30.
Ambulant patients can visit the Lanesborough Wing or St James Wing outpatient blood test room during the times specified above.
St John’s Therapy Centre
A phlebotomy service is available on weekdays, as follows:
The Blood Test room is located in the outpatient department.
Brocklebank Health Centre
A phlebotomy service is available to all patients, including patients registered with other practices, as follows: