With up to 600 patients a day visiting the Phlebotomy department at Bedford Hospital, it is vital that everyone is seen safely and social distancing measures are observed to protect both our staff and our patients.

Arrangements have now been finalised to introduce a new appointment booking system for all patients which will see a reduction in the waiting and queuing time for blood tests.

There is no longer a phlebotomy (blood testing) service at South Wing. Patients will be seen in the newly refurbished phlebotomy rooms at Gilbert Hitchcock House.

Patients can book appointments by:

  • Using the online booking service (available 24/7). Patients will need to register online: bedford.sangix.co.uk
  • The automated telephone booking service (available 24/7). The telephone number is: 01234 607075
  • By speaking to our Phlebotomy reception team on 01234 792160 who will endeavour to make the appointment for the patient
  • Booking an appointment in person by visiting the department

Patients will be able to book a blood test, sometimes on the same day and there will be early appointments available for those patients that have been asked to fast by their GP.

A limited walk-in service will be maintained. Patients will be given an appointment, if available, at the next appointment time for that day, or offered an appointment for another day.

Children under sixteen need to attend the children and teenager’s outpatient unit. Please call to make an appointment on 01234 355122 and ask for Paediatric Phlebotomy Service (or extension number 6376) through the operator.