Blood tests

Uniforms1Pathology has a team of phlebotomy staff providing a service for the hospital and a number of outreach centres in the local community. These include Skipton General Hospital, Keighley Health Centre and Haworth Medical Practice. The team provides a full phlebotomy service for hospital inpatients each morning, including weekends and bank holidays.

Our phlebotomy team aim to ensure your experience is as efficient and pain free as possible. We understand that people can be nervous when having blood taken and every effort is made to put you at ease. We also understand that no one wants to wait a long time so we aim to be as quick as possible in taking your blood samples. On average, the majority of patients have their blood taken in a matter of minutes. If you have any particular concerns or questions about having your blood taken please let us know at the time and we will endeavour to help.

Opening times for blood tests

These times are for adults and children aged 9 and over. For children aged 8 or under, please scroll down.

LocationOpening timesAny other Information
Airedale HospitalMonday - Friday 8.45 am - 4.30pmThe phlebotomy service at Airedale is located in the Outpatients department, location A1
Haworth Medical PracticeMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.15am - 9.30am
Skipton General HospitalMonday - Friday 8.30am - 11.30 am
Keighley Health CentreMonday to Friday 8.30 am - 11.30 am. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 1.30 pm - 3.00pm

Please be aware – during exceptionally busy periods we may need to close the clinic earlier than stated.  This is to allow us to complete the tests for patients already in the waiting area during our allocated opening times.  Please accept our apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

Children’s blood tests

For children aged 8 or under, blood tests are not routinely taken by our phlebotomists in any of the above areas. Children 3-8 years can attend the drop-in clinic in the children’s outpatient department at Airedale Hospital (location B20/building 22) on Wednesday and Thursday 2.30pm-5.00pm and Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm. For children aged under 3 years, please contact the children’s outpatient department on 01535 292430 to make an appointment.