Our local MP Laura Ferris has been very aware of the need to provide a better service for the Phlebotomy from the West Berkshire Community Hospital (WBCH). Laura has contacted the WBCH and as of the 7 January 2024 the Phlebotomy Service will be open until 6 pm Monday to Friday, this is to accommodate more blood tests. The WBCH are also offering Saturday appointments for Phlebotomy 08.00-12.00 for routine and urgent appointments. Routine Phlebotomy is now down to a 4 week wait and urgent Phlebotomy is undertaken within 48 hours.
On behalf of all the patients in the Newbury area, thank you Laura Ferris for improving our local healthcare services.