If a Doctor has requested that your child has a blood test, there is a paediatric phlebotomy service on gate 15 at Pinderfields hospital. The phlebotomy clinic is for children aged 0-12yrs. It will also be available for older children who have anxiety/behavioural problems and may benefit from the service too.
(General phlebotomy services are still available at Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals).
It will run most Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and parents are required to ring and book an appointment in advance.
The appointments will take up to 60 minutes and involve the application of a topical local anaesthetic before the blood test for all children aged 1 month upwards.
Appointments will start at 12:45 and be till 15:05/15:20. It will be run by a paediatric nursing team with the support of play nurses and distraction aids/toys.
Please ring this number 01924 543244 to book your appointment.
If you have trouble getting through it will be just that staff are busy so please persevere and they will answer your call as soon as possible.