Blood taking (Phlebotomy)

Phlebotomy is the procedure of taking blood from the body. Phlebotomists collect blood samples from patients. The samples are tested in a laboratory and the results can be used to diagnose diseases and conditions.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust works with other local NHS organisations to arrange regular blood taking testing clinics at sites across the county. This means that patients who need regular blood testing are able to have blood taken tests done at a location that is easy for them to access.

Phlebotomy sessions in Lincolnshire

Lincoln County Hospital

  • Hospital referred patients 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

  • 8.50am to 4:40pm, Monday – Friday (appointment required via 01205 446333 or 446386).

The Phlebotomy department will no longer be able to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment until further notice.

Grantham and District Hospital

  • 8.45am to 4.45pm, Monday to Friday (appointment required)

The Phlebotomy department will no longer be able to accommodate walk in patients without a pre-booked appointment until further notice.

Skegness and District General Hospital

  • By appointment only
  • Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm.
  • To book an appointment, contact the Blood Line on 01754 613508. The Blood Line opening hours are the same as clinic opening hours.

Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding

  • By appointment only
  • Clinic is open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 1.30pm
  • To book an appointment, contact 01775 652083. The booking line is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough

  • By appointment only
  • Clinic is open Monday to Friday 8am – 1pm
  • To book an appointment, contact 01427 816537. Lines are open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Please leave an answerphone message if no one is available to answer the call.