The Phlebotomy Department at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has launched an online appointment booking service for blood tests. This can be accessed via the Hospital website www.geh.nhs.uk.
Online appointments are available for fasting blood tests at George Eliot Hospital and for all blood tests at Atherstone and Bedworth Health Centre Phlebotomy clinics.
The online booking service will benefit patients who are familiar with using online services and will also benefit patients still wishing to book by telephone, as the number of telephone calls to Pathology will reduce making it easier to get through on what is often a very busy line.
Family members can also assist patients to make a booking online if preferred. Information leaftlets should be available in your local GP practices or within the George Eliot Hospital detailing the service.
Electronic information boards have also been introduced on the Hospital site indicating the current waiting time for non-appointment blood tests. The information boards are located outside the Friends Corner Cafe and in the main car park.
Haematology and Phlebotomy Manager, Nigel Blease said: “We have implemented this system to help streamline our current blood test booking system, reduce telephone calls and improve waiting times for our patients”.
Telephone bookings are still available between 10am – 3pm on 02476 153 546.