POSTPONEMENT OF BLOOD TESTS
The Welsh Government have informed us that there is UK wide shortage of blood bottles due to a problem with the manufacturer. This shortage is temporary, but will affect the service offered by Caerffynnon Surgery.
All practices have been asked by the Welsh Government to prioritise blood tests for the most urgently ill patients and postpone routine blood monitoring where possible. As a consequence, we may need to postpone your blood tests for a number of weeks, however, please be assured that the decision to postpone any blood test for a patient will be reviewed by the clinician to ensure that it is safe to do so.
THOSE PATIENTS WITH THE HIGHEST RISK, OR NEED, WILL STILL RECEIVE THEIR BLOOD TESTS.
Should your blood test be delayed please contact the practice in four weeks’ time for an update. We apologise for any anxiety or disruption this may cause, and thank our patients, families and carers for their understanding and patience at this time.”