Phlebotomy – Wythenshawe hospital

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The Phlebotomy Service at Wythenshawe hospital is provided by the Division of Laboratory Medicine.

Inpatient service

A time limited service is provided to all medical and surgical wards Monday – Friday from between 8am and 12 noon for routine blood collection.

A restricted phlebotomy service is provided to the wards over the weekend and bank holidays to assist in the collection of routine blood samples between 7.30am and 11.30am.

All requests must be made on EPR by 7am Monday – Friday and 7:15am Saturday/Sunday and Bank holidays. EPR request forms should not be pre-printed. If EPR is unavailable, Biochemistry Haematology request forms should be used. Please complete the forms in full.

Phlebotomists must have access to the blood collection cart upon arrival to the ward. All users are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the blood collection carts. Blood collection carts should be re-stocked and put back on charge when finished with and left on charge when not in use.

Faults or defects are to be reported to the IT helpdesk by the user as soon as possible.

All urgent blood requests must be taken by the doctor/nurse. Urgent requests should not be left for the phlebotomist’s routine blood collection round.

Outpatient service

There is a drop-in phlebotomy service for out-patients. Please note this service is not for in-patient use.

Site Location Days Hours
Wythenshawe Hospital Phlebotomy suite opposite first floor Outpatient Department Monday – Friday 09:00 am – 16:45 pm
Withington Community Hospital Main Outpatients Department, ground floor

Monday – Thursday

Friday

08:30 am – 16:45 pm

08:30 am – 16:00 pm

Please note – all hospital patients must have a request on EPR or bring the appropriate request forms with them. If it is known that a patient has restricted venous access and the volume of sample taken may not be sufficient for full analysis the priority of the tests will need to be indicated on the request.

General Practitioner service

General Practitioner patients must use the appointment system and call 0800 092 4020 or 0161 947 0770 to book an appointment. Please note – patients must attend phlebotomy with a blood request form.

Site Location Days Hours
Wythenshawe Hospital Phlebotomy suite opposite first floor Outpatient Department Monday – Friday 08:15am –09:25am
Withington Community Hospital Main Outpatients Department, ground floor Monday – Friday 08:30 am – 12:25 pm
Burnage Health Centre 347 Burnage Ln, Manchester, M19 1EW Friday 09:00 am – 10.55 am

(Last reviewed February 2020)