New booking system for blood tests launched at Gilbert Hitchcock House

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Blood test appointments from 1 March onwards at Gilbert Hitchcock House (North Wing) can now be made using their new booking system.

Patients can now book a blood test, sometimes on the same day, and there will be early appointments available for those patients that have been asked to fast by their GP.

The new system will reduce the waiting and queuing times of the 600 patients per day that the phlebotomy department at Bedford Hospital deals with.

With Covid restrictions in place, it is vital that everyone is seen safely and social distancing measures are observed to protect both patients and staff.

The service is now live, with bookable appointments available 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.

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