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Blood Bottle Shortages Posted on 26 Aug 2021

We have been informed by the Welsh Government 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 GP 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 some people will be postponed until the national stocks recover.


Those patients with the highest risk or need will still receive the blood tests they need, however routine blood test will have to wait.


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this, and bare with us as we work to provide the best healthcare for our patients.

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