Phlebotomy Outpatient Department has now relocated back to the Hospital following temporary relocation.

Phlebotomy Outpatient Department is now located on Level 1 in the Orange Zone of the hospital, opposite the Restaurant. A map of the hospital site is available here: Map of the Hospital Site

Phlebotomy Outpatient Department is now operating an appointment system only. 

Making an appointment

If your consultant or GP has asked you to have a blood test at the Hospital Phlebotomy Department you will now need to make an appointment. Call 01226 433963 to book a slot. The line is often very busy, but please do not try to contact the department on any other number. This is the only number that appointments can be booked on.

Current waiting times for appointments is in excess of two weeks so please ensure you call to book an appointment as soon as you know you need one.

Patients under the age of 16 who require a blood test should continue to contact the Paediatric Outpatient Department on (01226) 434966 or (01226) 435205

Phlebotomy Outpatients Service

The department is open:

Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm

The telephone number for the reception desk is (01226) 433963.

Patients will only be seen in Phlebotomy if they have a request form completed in accordance with the Pathology Clinical Sample Acceptance Policy

All patients must present a request form from the requesting clinician before samples can be taken.


In the event of a query, in the first instance, please contact the Senior Phlebotomist for the team on (01226) 433963.

The Phlebotomy Service Manager can be contacted on (01226) 432582.

Sunquest ICE requesting

See Sunquest ICE for access and details for electronic requesting.

Venepuncture Policy, Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work

Please click on the links below for the relevant documents