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Domiciliary Phlebotomy

Service provided to housebound adults over the age of 16 who are registered with a Southampton GP. Service provision is for people who are unable to leave their house for transportaion in a standard domestic vehicle without other than basic assistance, or who are terminally ill. Provides samples for a range of blood tests using agreed methods e.g vacutainer, butterfly or needle.

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Referral criteria

Patients are visted by the Phlebotomist according to the referral priority.

Patients who do not fit the Housebound Criteria or cannot give consent to treatment are excluded. 

Full service description

The service was set up in December 2005 to provide a housebound service across the City.  The service provides approximately 12,000 venesections per annum.

To provide a domicillary phlebotomy service for housebound patient.  Service provision is for people who are unable to leave their house for transportation in a standard domestic vehicle without other than basic assistance, or who are terminally ill.

This service is for patients registered with Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group.

Referral method

Referrals faxed by health professionals to the team.

Contact Information

Mary Rudd

023 8082 5249

Central Community Indepdence Service, Royal South Hants Hospital, A Level, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YG

Opening hours

  • Monday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.