"Blood Testing - change of method of operation"

About: Beckenham Beacon Ucc

I currently need to attend for blood tests at Beckenham Beacon every couple of weeks.

The wait has usually been an hour at the very most - I tend to go in the early morning.

Today (31/5/2016) I had to wait nearly 2 hours and there were no more patients than normal.

When I eventually got seen, I discovered that the nursing staff are now under a new instruction to apply sterile wipes to a patients arm and wait for the solution to dry before taking blood.

This has clearly caused a huge delay in dealing with patients and I urge the hospital to review this new procedure as it is clearly now taking far too long and I question whether the new routine is really necessary.

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Response from Beckenham Beacon Ucc

Unfortunately this comment is showing for the Urgent Care Centre at Beckenham Beacon hospital.

Therefore you may wish to write this review for the Phlebotomy service, which can be found when typing in 'phlebotomy - kings @ Beckenham Beacon' within the search bar, or alternatively you can copy and paste the web address below;


Kind regards,

Service Manager Urgent Care Centre

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