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Patients sometimes need to undergo blood tests to aid the diagnosis of illnesses. Blood tests are undertaken in our outpatient departments by phlebotomists.

The service provided by the RD&E Hospital is carried out in the Medical Outpatient Department on D1 and in the Centre for Women’s Health. To access the service, patients need a blood test referral form from their GP or consultant.

Clinic times are listed below. At the Centre for Women's Health clinic, patients are asked to take a ticket and wait for their turn to be called. At the Medical Outpatient Department patients are seen according to time of arrival.

Centre for Women's Health


Monday to Thursday

10am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm


10am to 1.30pm

Medical Out-Patients


Monday to Thursday

9am to 5pm


9am to 4.45pm


There are no Out-Patients clinics on Bank Holidays or at weekends

Please note that some blood tests require a patient to fast for a period of time before the blood test is undertaken. Your GP or consultant will advise you if this is the case.