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A patient having a blood testBlood tests are carried out to help in the diagnosis, care and treatment of various health conditions and diseases. They may be requested by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.


Poole Hospital's offers a phlebotomy (blood testing) service at Boots chemists in the Dolphin Centre, Poole, for GP patients only. Call 01202 448087 to book an appointment.

Opening times are:

Poole Hospital
7.30am-5.50pm Mon-Fri

Boots (Dolphin Centre)
8.45am-12.15am Mon-Fri

Hospital patients

Hospital-based patients attending the blood test clinic at Poole Hospital - eg from an outpatients clinic - do not need an appointment and will be given a number by the department.

Opening times are:

7.30am-5.50pm Mon-Fri

Fasting blood tests

Your doctor may request your attendance for a fasting blood test. This may be for Glucose, Lipid/Cholesterol, GTT testing etc.

If there is a requirement to fast overnight prior to the blood test, no food or drink (except plain water) should be consumed for at least 12 hours before the blood test.

About the staff

The specialist team in the phlebotomy department includes:

  • Pathology general manager – Manager with overall responsibility for Pathology
  • Head biomedical scientist (blood sciences) – responsible for running blood sciences department
  • Phlebotomy manager – responsible for phlebotomy services within Poole Hospital and at Boots Chemists, Poole
  • Head phlebotomist – Organises workload and resources within the phlebotomy department

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Contact us

Phone handset graphicAppointments:
01202 448087

Find us

SignpostThe blood tests department is located in outpatients.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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