New Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Service for Ellesmere Port
We know that over recent months it has been difficult at times to access blood tests locally. One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network is a collaboration of the six local GP Practices across the town who are working together with the common goal of creating a better future for their patients. As a part of achieving his goal, the Network has worked together with colleagues from the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust to introduce a new Phlebotomy (or blood test) service for Ellesmere Port.
From Monday 5 October you will be able to access a dedicated blood test clinic located at Stanney Lane Clinic in Ellesmere Port (Stanney Lane, CH65 9AE) and it will be available to patients from across the six practices in Ellesmere Port.
The clinic will be open from 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday.
If you have been told you need a blood test by your GP Practice, you can book your appointment online by following this link (www.coch.nhs.uk/blood-test-booking) and clicking the ‘Stanney Lane’ option. Your GP receptionist can also do this for you.
If you have regular blood tests, please make sure you inform your GP Practice prior to booking your appointment to ensure that the appropriate documentation can be completed on your behalf. Please do not book an appointment without consulting your GP Practice first.
When you arrive at your appointment, you won’t need to take any additional documentation such as blood forms; you simply give your name, date of birth and address details to the clinic.
Please note that the new Phlebotomy Service does not have a telephone number. The telephone number for the dressing service previously located at Stanney Lane Clinic has moved with that service to their new location and therefore you will not be able to access the new Phlebotomy Service via this number.
Questions & Answers
1) I’m not able to get online and I don’t have an email address, how can I do this?
Your GP receptionist will be able to book your appointment for you if you’re unable to get online. If you are able to get online and don’t have your own email address you can use email@example.com to book your test.
2) I don’t know where Stanney Lane is.
The full address is Stanney Lane Clinic, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AE. There is free car parking on site and across the road in Whitby Park. The clinic where you will have your bloods taken is on the ground floor.
3) How will I know where to go when I get to the clinic?
There will be plenty of signs at the clinic showing you where to go to wait to see a phlebotomist to get your bloods taken. When you arrive at the clinic you’ll be asked to wait in a chair that has been dedicated for your GP Practice, look for the signs for your GP Practice chair and wait for your name to be called.
4) I always take a blood form from my GP when I have my blood taken, will I need to visit the practice first to collect this?
No – this new process means you don’t need any additional paperwork. Just arrive at the clinic at your appointment time and give your name, date of birth and first line of your address to the phlebotomist who will take your blood.
5) Do I need to follow any additional guidelines or measures?
The clinic is following strict COVID-19 guidelines so we ask that you do not attend the clinic if you have any coronavirus symptoms and that you:
- Come to your appointment on your own where possible
- Attend the clinic at your appointment time, no earlier or later
- Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth
- Follow social distancing regulations
- Follow hand-hygiene measures