Blood Test

Unfortunately, we are now only able to offer blood tests at the surgery for patients who are frail/elderly and cannot walk more than 20 yards. Clinics will be held on Mondays and Fridays between 09:00 – 12:00.

All other patients are requested to attend North Wing Gilbert Hitchcock House (North Wing) of which majority of the tests can be done on a walk in basis. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:30. Please call 01234 355122, extension 3402 for any enquiries.

If you have been asked to have a glucose tolerance test (GTT) this is by appointment only. Please ring 01234 792160 to make an appointment.

Children under sixteen need to attend the children and teenager’s outpatient unit. Please call to make an appointment on 01234 355122 and ask for Paediatric Phlebotomy Service through the operator.

If you have been told or it is marked on your blood test card that your blood test requires you to fast, then you must not eat or drink anything apart from water for a minimum of 10 hours, otherwise your blood test cannot be undertaken.