You will receive a choice of pre-booking an appointment for a blood test, either at Morriston or the Bay Field Hospital, or using the residual Morriston “walk-in service”. In the coming weeks, you will also be able to book at Singleton Hospital and Neath Port Talbot Hospital.
Patients who rely on public transport would be better still using Morriston Hospital as the Bay Field Hospital is not accessible by public transport. As indicated in the attached patient leaflets, those who are not confident to book an appointment for a blood test on line can still pre-book appointments by ringing 01792 601807.
At Morriston Hospital the new appointment system will provide for around 160 patients per day: 80 appointment slots each day will be available through previous advance booking on line. A further 80 appointment slots will be available every day for walk-in patients. On arrival at Morriston Hospital, patients need to make their way to the Volunteers Helpdesk near the main entrance / Costa to book and register on the day. However, patients will not be able to walk-in and wait. Instead, they can reserve a time slot for later, and return at their allotted time. You will not be permitted to queue outside, or wait in corridors.
You should be given a request form with an indication of the urgency of the test and an appropriate leaflet (“Online Blood Test Appointment Booking Service” if not reliant on public transport or “Morriston Walk-in Blood Test Service” if they need to use public transport)