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Right Arrow Trust launches ‘twilight’ blood collection clinics
13 September 2012 at 09:31
Patients needing a blood test requested by their doctor will be able to use new early morning and evening clinics from later this month.

The six-month trial in Southport and Formby is particularly aimed at people who work during the day or are dependent on relatives or friends to take them to a clinic.

Colin Throp, Deputy Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We have made a number of improvements since the Trust became responsible for the phlebotomy service in April 2011”

“These twilight clinics should make the service more convenient for a range of patients. The demand for these clinics will determine whether they continue when the trial period ends or if additional clinics need providing.”

The new clinics operating from Monday 24th September are:

• Monday 7.30am to 8.30am: Outpatients department, Southport and Formby District General Hospital (walk-in, no appointment required)

• Monday 4pm to 6.15pm: Formby Clinic, Phillips Lane. Call 01704 831236 for an appointment.

• Wednesday 4pm to 7.15pm: Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Houghton Street. Call 01704 385101/2 for an appointment.

• Thursday 4pm to 7.15pm: Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Houghton Street. Call 01704 385101/2 for an appointment.


Issued by Tony Ellis
Marketing and Communications manager

Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net



Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust provides healthcare to a population of 258,000 people and employs 3,500 staff.