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. Please see below for opening times for this service. The team provides a full phlebotomy service for the hospital in-patients 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 for their blood taken 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

LocationOpening timesAny other Information
Airedale HospitalMonday - Friday 8.45 am - 4.30pmThe phlebotomy service at Airedale is located in the Outpatients department
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

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 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.