Phlebotomy (Blood Collection; Venepuncture and Blood Tests)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE CURRENTLY CHANGES TO THIS SERVICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. ALL BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CALLING THE CENTRAL BOOKING LINE NUMBER, WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED BY YOUR DOCTOR. PLEASE SEE OUR NEWS ITEM FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

The Phlebotomy team provides a service at many GP practices across the county and you may be able to book an appointment at your surgery.

To facilitate social distancing the Drop-In Phlebotomy Service at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), Bridgnorth Community Hospital and Whitchurch Community Hospital will no longer be providing a walk-in service for patients.

Blood tests will still be provided where there is an essential need and by appointment only – appointments must be made by calling the central booking line. The number for this will be provided by your doctor.

For general Phlebotomy enquiries please call 01743 492510.

Where to find us

Mallings House
Princess Royal Hospital
Apley Castle
Telford
TF1 6TF

Further Information

If you feel you require any further assistance or wish to discuss specific personal circumstances please contact the department before arrival on the above contact numbers.

Where to find us

Elizabeth House
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Mytton Oak Road
Shrewsbury
SY3 8XQ

Disabled Access

There is disabled access to the department.  If patients are coming to Elizabeth House via the hospital corridor, there is ramp access via Pathology Specimen Reception and a wheelchair lift adjacent to the entrance to Clinic 9 (Clinical Trials).

Further Information

If you feel you require any further assistance or wish to discuss specific personal circumstances please contact the department before arrival on the above contact numbers.

The Phlebotomists based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital will take blood from children between the ages of 1 and 16. The Specialist Phlebotomist will assess each child and will offer anaesthetic cream or spray when appropriate.

The Phlebotomists do not take blood from children under 12 months.  Please contact the Children’s Assessment Bay, Ward 31: 01743 261000 x1031 for advice.

If you live in the Telford area, the Donnington Community Services Unit (telephone: 01743 450855) offers a service for children.  If the child is under 18 months old, fasting or needle-phobic then you can contact the Children’s Assessment Unit: 01952 641222 x4248 for advice.