A new appointment system for having a blood sample taken is being introduced at Goole District Hospital from Monday, June 14.
Usually, if you need a blood test, this will be done at your GP surgery, unless you have been told that it needs to be done by our phlebotomy services.
If this is the case, your GP will provide you with a phone number to book an appointment at the hospital.
You can find out when the clinic is open here.
If you need to have a blood test as part of ongoing investigations or treatment being led by the hospital, you can either book an appointment or attend as a ‘walk-in’.
This new system is just for those who have been referred by external healthcare providers, such as GPs.
Kimberley Garnett, transfusion manager and phlebotomy manager for Path Links, said: “Many of our patients needing a blood sample taking are suitable to have this carried out at their GP surgery.
“For those who need hospital phlebotomy services, this new system will minimise waiting times, allow for social distancing and make sure the outpatient service runs as efficiently as possible.”
Kimberley added: “We understand this change will benefit some more than others and we hope our patients will support us by making an appointment before attending.
“Inevitably there will be some patients who have already been directed to visit us without making an appointment.
“Our team will try to accommodate walk-ins where possible while patients get used to the new appointment system.
“However, if our waiting area becomes too busy, we may need to turn people away and offer them an appointment on another day.”