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Blood Taking Service (Phlebotomy)

Having a blood test

We collect blood samples from patients and send them to the pathology laboratories for analysis. In order to have a blood test, you will need a request form.

It will be of great assistance if you are able to remove your coat or jacket before entering the blood test room. When you enter the room the blood taker (phlebotomist) will ask you to confirm your name and date of birth. Your blood samples will then be collected.

The results of your blood tests will be reported directly to the person who requested your tests, usually your GP or consultant. If you have any specific questions about your investigations, please discuss them with your GP or consultant as the phlebotomist will not be able to answer these for you.


York Hospital

The blood taking service at York Hospital outpatient department is currently closed until further notice.  We continue to offer a blood taking service for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital.  The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment.  Patients who have routine blood tests for yearly check-ups should not attend.  Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.

Nuffield Hospital opening times

Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

This is for adult patients only (above the age of 16 years old).  We are only able to see urgent patients due to social distancing restrictions.

Click here to view the Nuffield Hospital website and where they are located.


The New Selby War Memorial Hospital

Opening times

Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm.

No appointments required.


Scarborough Hospital

Bloodtaking can be found in the pathology department which can be found by coming through the main entrance and following the corridor straight down. Turn right at the end and continue until you reach Pathology Reception and hand your form to the receptionist.

Change of location from Monday 22 June, blood taking will move to corridor B, patients will need to book in at the reception, the service is currently only for urgent or shielding patients only.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Bridlington Hospital

Bloodtaking can be found in the outpatient department.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.

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Coronavirus - useful information

The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.  Information about our local services can be found on this website here.

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here.

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