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Phlebotomy Services at the Princess Royal University Hospital

Date: 17 August 2018

The CCG is making some changes to phlebotomy (blood taking) services in Bromley.   At the moment blood taking services are available at a range of locations in Bromley offering either a walk in service or a booked appointment.  

From this autumn (2018), the walk in phlebotomy clinic at The PRUH will be relocating to a nearby site.  This is because we must use this vital hospital space to support improved discharge arrangements and other hospital services.

Instead you will be able to get your bloods taken in community clinics, some GP surgeries, and walk in clinics at Orpington Hospital and Beckenham Beacon. There will not be a reduction in the service.  Outpatients and children under 13 will continue to be seen at the PRUH and housebound patients will continue to have their blood taken where they live.

Our aims are to:

  • Free up vital hospital space for more specialist services.
  • Reduce waiting times for blood tests.
  • Provide more options and choice about where you can go for a blood test in Bromley.
  • Reduce the risk of infections by reducing the number of people going into the hospital.

The hospital based walk-in phlebotomy service will be replaced by services in local community clinics and GP practices.  

There will not be a reduction in the service provision. 

Children under 13 would continue to have blood taken by children’s services at the PRUH and housebound patients will continue to be seen at home.      At the moment we are seeking the views of patients using the PRUH service for their views to measure the impact of closing this particular clinic.

If you  have recently used the clinic yourself, please do answer our short survey here.  

  • Summary:

    From this autumn (2018), the walk in phlebotomy clinic at The PRUH will be relocating to a nearby site

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