IMPORTANT Blood collection tubes shortage information

We have been informed by the Welsh Government that there is a UK wide shortage of blood bottles due to a problem with the manufacturer.

ONLY ESSENTIAL blood tests will be booked for the foreseeable future. Please note if you have a blood test already booked, the clinical staff will be reviewing whether these are essential and we may be in touch to cancel your appointment.

This shortage is temporary and expected to last up to 3 months. This does mean that some tests for patients including routine medication review bloods or monitoring will be postponed until the national stocks recover.

Those patients with highest risk or need will still receive the tests they need.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this, and thank you for your understanding and patience.