A simple online appointment booking service for blood tests has been launched at University Hospital Coventry. This new service allows patients to book a slot to have their blood taken at a time that suits them. The system also aims to help to reduce clinic waiting times so that patients can be seen more quickly. You can book an appointment on-line through the UHCW website.
In addition to having a blood test at University Hospital Coventry, there are many alternative sites blood can be taken within the Coventry area. There are around 40 sites a blood test can be taken in the city by Phlebotomists trained by the hospital staff. These sites are also listed with their opening hours on the UHCW website.
Joanne Nicholson, Laboratory Group Manager said:
“The new online appointment service will help patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better. Currently, the Phlebotomy Service at the Hospital is busiest on Monday and Thursdays. We also see peaks in demand daily between 9am-12pm and between 4-4.45pm. During these periods it is advisable to book an appointment or use another service unless the test is urgent.”