We have been informed by the Welsh Government that, following a manufacturing problem, there is a UK wide shortage of blood bottles. This shortage is temporary and expected to last up to 3 months.

This does mean that some blood tests will have to be postponed until supplies are reinstated.

From Wednesday 25/08/2021, only URGENT and ESSENTIAL blood test will be booked until the situation improves. Please note, if you have already have a blood test booked, you may be contacted and your appointment postpones until the autumn.

We would like to reassure you that patients with highest risk will continue to have blood test they need, however, routine blood test will have to wait.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this, this situation is not of our making and we have no influence as to when the blood bottles will be reinstated.