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The Phlebotomy Department is part of the Diagnostics Cluster of the Specialist Services Division and provides a venepuncture service for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

The phlebotomy team consists of over 30 phlebotomists.  There are a minimum of 11 phlebotomists working on 26 wards throughout the hospital Monday to Friday.  A smaller team covers weekends and bank holidays.  The phlebotomy service provides venepuncture for most adult wards seven days a week including bank holidays.  The team also serves the Medical Outpatient and Centre for Women’s Health areas 5 days a week.

The service does not offer a routine walk in service for General Practice patients, although surgeries are welcome to contact the department to discuss exceptional cases.

Private patient bloods can be taken with prior arrangement.

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