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16th May 2020

Good afternoon

Latest update on Blood Tests, Wednesday 20th May 2020.

Dr. Neil Perera, our Consultant Rheumatologist at King George Hospital sent this message.

The following centres run phlebotomy services by appointment and their telephone numbers are below.

Barking Hospital Tel: 03003001704

Harold Hill Health Centre Tel: 03005551045

Victoria Hospital Tel: 03005551045

Best wishes and stay safe

Good morning

I received some replies to my message yesterday with mixed results.

One person rang over a 3 day period from 7 am to 7 pm and eventually was assigned Upney Lane, Barking Community hospital for the test.

More of you tell me the number is not answered and rings constantly.

Your GP practices are closed for face to face consultations but the doctors are working remotely with phone calls etc.
Our GP wanted David to have a blood test and she ordered it for him. The phlebotomist came to the house and did it. Please try speaking to your GP as they should be able to help.

Good luck and don’t give up

Bee positive and stay safe

I received this very useful reply to my e-mail.

I hope this information helps – if you have any questions please let me know and I will find out for you.

Best wishes and stay safe

Below is the original response to Diane’s earlier e-mail

Hello Diane,

Marian McCullagh here.

I am a diabetes specialist nurse currently working in Barking and Dagenham.

Blood tests are being carried out by appointment only in 3 venues,

Barking Community Hospital.

Chadwell Heath health Centre , Aston 76990.

Porters Avenue Health Centre Dagenham RM8

This is the number to phone to book the 0300 300 1704.

Full instructions, including time and venues will be given on booking .

Hospitals are not doing blood tests for now.

Hope this is useful.

Thank you for all your very useful information sharing, much appreciated.