The Pathology Department provides a full diagnostic testing service and a phlebotomy service for patients to get blood taken for testing.
By car: Enter the Hospital site at Entrance A. Park in car park 3 or 8.
By bus: Alight at Main Entrance (third stop).
Enter hospital at Main Entrance (level 3) and follow the signs for blood tests. From car park 8, follow the signs to the Sarum Entrance (level 3). The department is located on the right.
The Pathology Department includes:
The walk-in service for Phlebotomy (blood tests) is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 5pm.
This is on a first come first served basis and during busy times there may be a substantial wait. Afternoons are generally a little quieter and you may have less time to wait. Please note that some patients may need to be prioritised based on their clinical need and will therefore wait for less time.
Unless pre-arranged with Pathology Reception, all patients attending for a blood test, or dropping off a sample, MUST have an appropriate request form.
Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) must be pre-booked by phoning 01722 429017.
Anticoagulation clinics are held in the Pathology Department on weekdays from 9.30am until 12 noon. Attendance must be booked in advance by calling 01722 429006. These clinics are for patients new to anti-coagulation or for patients who need to see the anticoagulant nurse.
Patients attending to have their International Normalized Ratio (INR) checked can use the walk-in service.
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.