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Blood collection (children)

Blood collection for children under 12

Please visit the main blood collection (phlebotomy) page for children aged 12 and over.


Where possible we endeavour to provide a blood collection service on the day of your clinic appointment for bloods requested by your consultant.

A play specialist attends during the Wednesday afternoon session to help support children who may find it difficult to have bloods taken.

Please ensure you bring along your request form as we are unable to obtain a blood without it. 

Telephone between 12 and 1.30pm to arrange an appointment.

Consultant and GP-requested bloods (West Lancashire patients)

Children’s outpatients department at  Ormskirk hospital.

Wednesday 1.30pm-4pm. Appointments only: 01695 656317

GP-requested bloods only (Southport and Formby area patients)

For children aged 2 to 12 years old.

Drop-in clinic at Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Houghton Street, Southport, every Thursday 9am to 12.30pm (last booking in 11.45am).

Consultant-requested bloods only (Southport and Formby area patients)

Go to adult Phlebotomy (blood collection) service at Southport hospital Outpatients department Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30 and 2pm to 5pm. No appointment needed.

Urgent or fasting bloods

Appointment only: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8am to 8.30am. Call 01695 656317 to arrange booking.