"Phlebotomy service? poor communication"
About: Essex County Hospital Essex County Hospital Colchester CO3 3NB
Posted by 4InfoClickElsewhere
I turned up at Essex County Hospital for 8:30 today. There was a sign on the door appearing to say GP ordered blood tests are no longer done there. Across the various sources of information there is a mixed message: the patient services page for the Essex County hospital has a blood test times link which returns "page not found". My GP's site still states Essex County Hospital does blood tests Monday - Friday at the usual times. I could find no reference anywhere to what the big poster on the door appeared to say. If you have stopped please make it clear on your website and remind GP's to update their information - I'd rather not have to time my meds and public transport to get to the clinic at the right time to find it closed. I needed a test 12hrs after my meds, there was no time to go elsewhere. I'm fully mobile & have a flexible job; for someone less mobile it'd be no joke having to go into town again tomorrow to a different clinic. Alternatively, if I have completely misunderstood, or if the poster is not relevant please remove it or rewrite to state clearly what you do or don't do, from a patient's perspective. Thanks