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FLU CLINICS 2018

  • Saturday the 10th of November at Eldene Health Centre

  • Saturday the 24th of November at Eldene Health Centre

**Flu Clinics are now available to book at Victoria Cross Surgery and Eldene Health Centre**

Please note: Patients can book appointment at either site

EXTENDED HOURS FOR ELDENE HEALTH CENTRE

With effect from 3rd of September 2018 Dr Rao will be undertaking an evening clinic 5.45pm - 8.30pm. These appointments are aimed at patients who cannot attend during core hours.

PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE

Our Phlebotomist Jackie will be available to take Blood Tests every Monday 8.30am - 2.00pm.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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