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Phlebotomy Services


See Opening Times in the table below

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (Adults)
Main Outpatient Department
The blood room in the old OPD at Heartlands Hospital has now moved to a new location on the ground floor of the new Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC). The blood room in HTC is for patients who are over 18 only.
Monday – Thursday
08:30 – 16:45
08:30 – 16:15
Good Hope Hospital
Treatment Centre
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 16:45
Solihull Hospital
Bruce Burns Unit situated at the North Entrance, Door Number 12.006.1
Monday - Friday
08.00 - 16:45

As Phlebotomy can be extremely busy please ensure that you have arrived at least 15 minutes before the closure time to ensure being seen.

We have a significant number of patients attend, particularly in Solihull who appear to be neither urgent, or to have had a failed attempt. Therefore in order to avoid excessive waiting times, it is advisable for GP patients - if indicated to do so by their clinician, advised their sample is urgent or there have been failed attempts at sampling,  where feasible, to attend outside the peak times of 09:00 -  12:00.  Please note these Departments are not open on Bank Holidays.

Further information or advice please telephone Good Hope 0121 424 9079,  Heartlands 0121 424 0242 or  Solihull 0121 424 5308

Limited phlebotomy service is provided by this department into primary care via certain GP surgeries. For further enquires contact Phlebotomy Manager 0121 424 0242.

Paediatric Phlebotomy

A specialised service for Paediatrics is available on the Heartlands site. For children under 16 requiring a blood test, please go to the main hospital reception and ask for directions for Ward 14 as blood tests are conducted opposite this ward. Paediatric patients will be considered on other sites however if it is felt more appropriate you may be advised to take your child to Heartlands for this service.

In patients

The phlebotomy department provides a service to all wards Monday to Saturday (& Sunday at Good Hope). This takes the format of a morning ward round 07:30 - 12:00 on both Heartlands and Solihull sites, 08:00 - 12:00 Good Hope. On Saturdays (& Sunday at GHH) and Bank Holidays this is for the collection of urgent specimens only 07:30 -10:30. There is no phlebotomy service on Christmas Day.

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