It has come to our attention that there have been some issues surrounding the taking of blood samples for children since changes to the service were introduced last year. Blood testing appointments are provided by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust at the Clitheroe Health Centre Treatment Room. Recently it has no longer been possible for ELHT to provide Nurses trained in Paediatric Phlebotomy, which requires additional training and is best performed by those that are regularly taking blood samples from children. As such, the service is now only provided by the Paediatric Department at Burnley and Blackburn Hospitals and our Receptionists will give as much help as possible in arranging tests when these are needed.
Paediatric blood samples at Clitheroe Health Centre
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