Blood collection (phlebotomy)

A phlebotomist collects blood from patients who require diagnostic tests on their blood.  This requires a skilled procedure to take blood from a vein in the patients arm by using a fine needle and special collection tubes.

The service is for clients aged 12 years and above. Please visit the Children’s section for information on blood collection for the under 12s.

 

  • Southport and Formby District General Hospital: This service operates Monday to Friday from the Outpatients department 9am-4pm. We close on bank holidays. Southport hospital cannot see patients who present with a blood form given to them by their GP

 

  • Ormskirk District General Hospital: This service operates between 8.30am and 11.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from the Outpatients department. Ormskirk hospital cannot currently see patients who present with a blood form given to them by their GP.

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