Public asked about blood test services


People in the Heanor area are to be asked where they think blood test services should be offered in the town.
Blood test clinics – also known as phlebotomy services – have been hosted every morning, Monday to Friday, at the Old Fire Station, Wilmot Street, since April 2014.

The clinics were put in place as part of arrangements made by NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following the discovery of asbestos and the closure of Heanor Memorial Hospital, where blood tests were previously offered.

It was originally planned that services would transfer to a new healthcare facility currently being built at the former hospital site in Ilkeston Road, Heanor, due to open in April next year.

But positive feedback from patients using the current clinics has prompted the CCG to invite the public to give their views about where they would prefer them to be.

A meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 June at Wilmot Street Community Centre, Heanor, at 6pm, to give people the chance to give feedback. If anyone cannot attend the meeting they can still give their views by emailing

Kate Brown, Director of Primary Care and Community Services for NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “These blood test clinics have been well received in their current location by the people already using them.

“We are keen to commission services that respond to patients’ needs at the right places and times so we want as many local people as possible to share their thoughts.

“Please get in touch with us or attend our meeting so we can put clinics in the best location for people in the Heanor area.”

Published: 19/05/2016