What we do
We provide a high quality venepunture (blood collection) service for adults.
A good quality blood sample and analysis is important for to help with correct diagnosis and guidance for treatment.
Who is it for?
This service is for adult patients who have attended the outpatient department that day or who have received forms from a consultant or specialist nurse to have blood samples taken prior to an appointment.
GP surgeries can refer patients who have samples with a special requirement, for example, samples needing to be kept on ice or needing to be in the laboratory immediately after collection.
Can anyone use this service?
This service is for adults with a completed blood form. Please note, GP surgeries will need to make an appointment for their patients.
Monday to Friday 9:15am – 4:30pm
What to expect
Our phlebotomy room is situated in the main outpatients department.
On arrival, please take a number from the box on the wall outside our door and wait to be called (patients are called in numerical order).
The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, however this can sometimes take longer depending on the patients needs.
You will be asked to confirm your name, address and date of birth. Please also inform our staff of any allergies.
Our phlebotomist will then take your blood sample.