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Phlebotomy (Blood Taking Service)

Phlebotomy is not managed by the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine. Phlebotomy is managed by the Directorate of Specialist Medicine.

Urgent specimens should be taken by the doctor and sent immediately to the laboratory. The laboratory must be informed by telephone of the imminent arrival of an urgent sample. 

Information for patients about Laboratory Tests:

Information about Laboratory tests is available for patients at www.labtestsonline.org.uk.

York Site: Phlebotomy (Blood Taking) Service

Key Contacts:


Contact   Telephone Wireless Telephone 
Catherine Mccluskey
Phlebotomy Manager
 726544 -
Senior Phlebotomists,

Stephanie Holt, Dave Hemmings, Amanda Gates & Louise Sturdy

 726544 -
Blood Taking (OPD) 726544 -
Blood Taking (Wards) - 1088/1089/1090


Service Location and Times:

Location

Times

York Hospital OPD 

(Walk In Service)

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 17:00

York Hospital Anti-coag Clinic

(Walk In Service)

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 11:00

York Hospital Haematology Clinic

(Appointment Only)

Monday – Thursday: 13:15 – 16:30

Wednesday & Friday: 09:15 – 11:30 

ASDA Monks Cross 

(Walk In Service)

Mon –Thurs 08:00 – 17:00hrs

Fri 08:00 – 14:00hrs

Sherburn in Elmet Health Centre

(Appointment Only)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 08:15 – 11:30

Selby War Memorial Hospital OPD

(Walk In Service)

Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00

Friday: 08:00 – 12:00

Tadcaster Medical Centre

(Appointment Only)

Monday – Friday: 08:15 – 12:15


York Hospital Ward Visits*

Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 12:30

 *Blood taking on the Wards occurs between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm daily.  Wards are assigned time slots during these periods to enable equitable distribution of phlebotomist’s time.  A weekend service exists for all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. 

Patients admitted in the afternoon for ‘cold surgery’ or for investigations should be asked to attend outpatient blood taking before changing into their bedclothes. 

Requests generated by Ward Ordercomms must be ticked as “Specialist Collection” if phlebotomists are required to take the samples and should be in place by 08:30. Please note that the phlebotomists will not normally return to your ward.

Scarborough Site:   Phlebotomy (Blood Taking) Service

Key Contacts:


Contact   Telephone Mobile Telephone 
Catherine Mccluskey
Phlebotomy Manager
 7726544 -
Senior Phlebotomist (Charlotte Goodall) 2652  -
Blood Taking (OPD) 2652  -



Blood taking - Out Patient Department 9:00 – 16:45 as a walk in service (requests forms are mandatory)


Blood taking on the Wards occurs between 8.00 am and 11.50 am Monday to Friday and between 8.00 am and 12:00 midday Saturday and Sunday.  If staffing allows an afternoon ward round can be accommodated.  A weekend service exists for all Bank Holidays.

The phlebotomists will not normally return to your ward.


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