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Date: 29 January 2023
The blood test department at St Mary’s Hospital will be relocating from Monday 31 October 2022 from its current location on Level B to the North Hospital.
The temporary relocation is part of a wider programme of work that will see £38m of improvements made to our Trust that will improve the quality of the Island’s NHS services.
To ensure the smooth transfer of this department to its temporary location, all blood testing at the current phlebotomy department on Level B at St Mary’s will stop at 11am on Friday 28 October 2022 and resume on Monday 31 October 2022 at 7.30am, in the new North Hospital location.
If patients do need to attend hospital it is recommended that they use the North Car Park, which is signposted from the main entrance to St Mary’s. Drop-off spaces and disabled parking are available at this location.
The temporary relocation will mean that the blood testing department will have reduced waiting room and blood testing capacity. Routine and non urgent blood tests should continue to be carried out by the patient's GP surgery wherever possible. More information about where to get your blood test can be found on our website.
This investment programme of work, called Investing in Our Future, will improve patient care and health outcomes, reduce waiting times and bed occupancy, and transform community and mental health services on the Island. If you would like more information in the meantime, you can find out more in our news story