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.