New Bedford Hospital appointment booking system for children’s blood testing

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From Monday (18 October) a new appointment booking system for paediatric (children) blood tests will be available at Bedford Hospital.

Appointments can be made either using the online booking system or the automated telephone service by parents and carers of patients under 16, or under the age of 18 with special educational needs.

Over 500 children are seen for blood tests at Bedford Hospital every month and the new systems will eliminate the need to call just the one dedicated manned phone line, which will result in a better and easier experience for patients and their parents or carers.

How to book an appointment at Bedford Hospital:

1. Using the online booking service (available 24/7). Patients will need to register online at

2. The automated telephone booking service (available 24/7). The telephone number is: 01234 868006

3. By speaking to our Paediatric team on 01234 730421, particularly if your child has additional needs, or those with special requests such as fasting, genetics and hormone tests.

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