Having a Blood Test
Children's blood clinic in the Day Assessment Unit (DAU)
Appointments for children's blood tests can be made by phoning DAU on 01722 336262 ext 4201
Clinic days are:
Tuesday 9am - 12 noon
Thursday 9am -12 noon.
This service is covered by two experienced Phlebotomist's (people trained in taking blood).
On arrival parents and children will be greeted by the Phlebotomist's. They are happy to answer any questions you may have before the procedure or help with any worries.
Parents or the child will be able to decide if they would like to use cold spray or anaesthetising gel to make the skin numb before having the blood test. The Phlebotomist's aim to take make the blood test as quick and painless as possible, causing minimum distress. Play and distraction is also used to help put the children at ease.
Please remember to bring any blood forms or information given to you by the doctor ordering the blood test.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.