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Limited walk-in service will be maintained

A new appointment booking system for blood tests at Gilbert Hitchcock House (formerly Bedford Hospital North Wing) is available for patients booking appointments from 1 March 2021 onwards.

Sometimes patients will be able to book a blood test for the same day.

There will be early appointments available for those patients that have been asked to fast by their GP.

Up to 600 patients a day visit the phlebotomy department, Bedford Hospital Trust said it is vital that everyone is seen safely and social distancing measures are observed to protect both patients and staff.

The new system will reduce the waiting and queuing times when attending for blood tests.

The service is now live, and patients can start booking appointments from the 1 March onwards. There are a number of ways to book an appointment including:

  • Using the online booking service (available 24/7). Patients will need to register online:
  • The automated telephone booking service (available 24/7). The telephone number is: 01234 607075
  • By speaking to our Phlebotomy reception team on 01234 792160 who will endeavour to make the appointment for the patient
  • Booking an appointment in person by visiting the department

A limited walk-in service will be maintained. Patients will be given an appointment, if available, at the next appointment time for that day, or offered an appointment for another day.