The Trust provides phlebotomy services to inpatients and outpatients on wards and in outpatient clinics at both North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals. Housebound patients requiring blood tests can be referred by their health professional for home visits and GP patients in the Stockton area can ‘walk-in’ to one of our clinics at a number of surgery locations.
Accessing outpatient clinics
Our phlebotomy team will welcome hospital out-patient patients at North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals.
Just turn up during opening times and arrive at least 20 minutes before closing to avoid any issues with being treated.
You must please bring your request form as otherwise we cannot collect your blood samples.
Our opening times are as follows:
- North Tees: 8:45am to 12:45pm and 1:30pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- Hartlepool: 8:45am to 12:45pm and 1:30am to 16:25pm, Monday to Friday.
Please be aware that morning clinics tend to be busier than afternoons at both hospital sites.
Accessing clinics for GP patients
Walk-in phlebotomy service
The Trust in cooperation with GP Practices offers walk-in phlebotomy services for GP patients during the week, throughout Stockton area.
See the schedule below for location and opening times:
Outpatient department, University Hospital of North Tees
1:30pm to 5pm, Wednesday and Friday
8:30am to 11:30am, Saturday
The Saturday morning clinic is located in Orthopaedic Outpatients in the North Wing of the hospital.
Thornaby Health Centre
8am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Woodbridge in Ingleby Barwick
8am to 12:30pm and, Monday to Friday
1 to 3pm, Tuesday and Thursday
Please be aware that GP patients can attend Outpatients at North Tees Hospital on Wednesday and Friday afternoons 1:30pm to 5pm and on Saturday morning in Orthopaedic Outpatients 8:30am to 11:30am.
Patients must bring their pathology request form from their doctor and should attend at least 20 minutes before the clinic closes to avoid being turned away.
Patients attending for INR tests by Point of Care Testing (finger prick) must attend their own surgery for this procedure.
Accessing home visits
Our domiciliary phlebotomy staff will see you at home if you are housebound and need blood tests.
Our phlebotomists will take the blood sample, and then you will receive your results from the health professional who referred you to us.
Home visiting times: 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (Excluding bank holidays).
You will be referred to the service from your GP or health professional.
Making a referral
Health professionals are asked to phone our single point of access on 01429 522500 to make a referral.
You can contact us by phoning the single point of access on 01429 522500.