To maintain social distancing, all hospital patients who require a blood test will now need to make an appointment.

If you arrive without an appointment, arrangements will be made for you to return at a later time/date.

Patients with a blood test request from their GP must attend their own surgery for that test (including those who have attended the hospital for an x-ray).

Unless the GP has requested a specialised test (if so, we will need to know what the test is), then your surgery must contact us.

Patients who are being monitored by the Anti-coagulation Clinic will also need to attend their own surgery.

Adult patients must attend on their own (please contact us if you need to be accompanied by a carer or require special assistance).


Children under the age of 16 will be seen by our phlebotomists.

They may be accompanied by one parent or guardian (please contact us if they need special assistance).

Some children under the age of three years may need to have the procedure undertaken in the Paediatric Department (we can decide this at the time of booking).

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

Appointment times

  • Adults: 8.30am-5.10pm
  • Children: 9.00am-4.30pm


To request a blood test


To enable us to book a blood test appointment for you, please include:

  • Your hospital or NHS number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your full name
  • The date the blood test is required
  • The time slot you are available (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.10pm)
  • Whether it is a fasting/time sensitive/genetics blood test
  • Which clinic is requesting the blood test

We will respond to emails within two working days.

For urgent blood tests

To help us provide an efficient service, please phone us for urgent blood tests only, or if you do not have access to email:

Tel: 01793 605041 or 01793 605042

We are experiencing an unusually high demand for blood tests, while our capacity has also been reduced by social distancing measures.

It's therefore possible that you might need to leave us a message (if you do, then we will respond to that within 24 hours). 


Please contact your GP or clinic to obtain the results.