Blood Tests at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Blood Tests

The Phlebotomy department provides an appointments only service for patients from Bexley and Greenwich with printed referrals from their GP. We continue to provide a service for patients referred from our outpatients clinics with electronic referrals from our Consultant Teams.

Our trained phlebotomists take blood from children, from birth to 16, in specialist paediatric clinics and we also take blood from patients on the wards at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

 

Locations and opening times

Blood tests are currently by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures. When you are referred for a blood test or other phlebotomy-related procedure, you should receive a form which lists the clinics and times where and when this is available to you.

Using this information, you can now request a blood test using our online form – simply fill it in and you'll be booked in within two working days.

Alternatively, you can book in a time and location over the phone, using the hotline below:

Tel: 0208 333 3217

Lines open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Please note: Due to current high demand in calls you may experience a wait while getting through to book an appointment with our blood test clinics. Apologies, we are working hard to solve this issue.

Please click here for all current opening times for Queen Elizabeth Hospital's phlebotomy services, as well as all of our community sites across Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham.

 

Contact details

If you have any queries concerning phlebotomy services, opening times, where you can attend a GP practice for a blood test, or any special requirements please call the Testing and Assessment Helpdesk at QEH on 020 8836 5021 or at QMS on 020 3910 7230.

Please note that the results of blood tests are only made available to the requesting doctor and cannot be given directly to a patient.


What services do we provide?

We provide a phlebotomy, testing and assessment service to local GPs, to our inpatient wards and to outpatients in the Bexley and Greenwich area.

Patients requiring a Glucose Tolerance test (GTT) should arrive between 8am and 9am only and report to reception.


Who are our services for?

At our main outpatient departments we provide a phlebotomy service for both adults and children over the age of 10.


Blood tests for children

We have worked with children’s outpatients to provide a specialised appointment-based, children’s phlebotomy service. Our clinics provide a child friendly environment, with a play specialist for distraction. Our phlebotomists have undergone specialist training to deal with children and patient feedback from these clinics has been very positive.

To make an appointment please telephone 020 8836 5053 (for Queen Elizabeth Hospital) or 020 8308 3269 (for Queen Mary’s Hospital)


How can I refer to the service?

Referrals are made via your GP or staff at QEH.


Key staff

  • Susan Marsters, Outpatients Matron T: 020 3192 8157
  • Sue Warren, Phlebotomy Services Manager T: 020 8836 4997