"Waiting too long for a blood test"

About: King George Hospital

I was required to attend the hospital for a blood test.

Waited two and a half hours for this - and the waiting area was swamped, as usual.

Why couldn't an appointment be booked for this?

Better still, instead of wasting all that time going to the hospital and back, why couldn't the hospital signpost me back to my local GP practice to take my blood test instead (as is normally the case)?

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Response from King George Hospital

Thank you for your comment. Our Phlebotomy service is a very well used and in demand area of our hospital. We are working hard to make sure our patients have a good experience when they come in for blood tests. For your future reference, our website locates all places in the local area you can visit for a blood test: http://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/our-services/pathology-info-for-patients.htm

Yours sincerely Nadeem Moghal Medical Director

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