There will be no blood clinics available at Leeds Road Practice from 7th February until 20th February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time but blood clinics are still available at Harrogate Hospital all day. This service is also available from Sainsbury’s on Wetherby Road, Monday – Friday from 07.30hrs until 11.00hrs.
From the 20th February our Blood Clinic Service will change
At present the practice operates a drop in blood clinic whereby patients have been able to drop in between 10.00 – 12.30 daily subject to staff availability. This has been deemed extremely popular with many patients and the service has seen an increase in attendees continuously over the last two years.
Unfortunately this flexibility of service has also raised issues and led to some negative feedback due to the unknown numbers attending and the logistics this places on the practice. There have been complaints in regards to waiting time due to increased numbers (some days 40+ others 15 and less) and equally parking locally becomes an issue with limited parking and access.
We unfortunately have also had occasions where due to staff sickness we have had to cancel clinics unexpectedly and thereby patients have attended and been unable to have their blood taken. We would like to going forward at least notify patients if we do need to cancel clinics.
Therefore from the 20th February 2020 all appointments for blood clinics will be bookable either online or via reception. ONLY blood taking will be available in these appointments and it will clearly state this online. We will aim to provide between 25 + 35 appointments per day to meet the numbers we are currently undertaking. Unfortunately due to collection of samples we are unable to have clinics after 3.30pm currently.
We thank you for your support, apologise for any inconvenience in this matter and appreciate all constructive feedback.
The practice will be closed for essential staff training on Thursday 13th February 2020 from 13.00hrs – 18.00hrs. The practice will re-open at 18.00hrs for pre-arranged Extended Hours Appointments only. No other services will be available at this time
49-51 Leeds Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 8AY
Call: 01423 566636
Email: [email protected]
37 Station Road