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Tests & Investigations

Patient Booking Service for X-rays and blood tests.

If you require a blood test from you will be able to make an appointment at Balmoral Surgery to have your blood test with an HCA.  Alternatively you can book an appointment at Buckland Hospital via this link;

https://itx.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patheks

If you choose to have your blood test taken at Buckland Hospital, you will need to visit the practice to collect your blood form before your appointment.

Blood Test Appointments from 1st November 2021

There are changes to where blood tests are carried out for patients in Deal from 1st November 2021.

Historically, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provided blood tests at Victoria Hospital in Deal. This service will cease at the end of October 2021.

If you require a blood test from 1st November 2021 you will be able to make an appointment at Balmoral Surgery to have your blood test with an HCA. Alternatively the service is still available at Buckland Hospital in Dover.

You will still need a form from your GP for either the X-ray or the blood test before you can book an appointment.

Tests & Investigations

Most x-rays and scans are done in Deal by appointment, but special x-rays and scans are usually performed at either Buckland Hospital, Dover, the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, or the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. 

Results

Please allow a week for most tests. The test result department is open at present between 2.00 - 4.30pm. The automatic choice list on the telephone includes an option for dialling this department direct. If you are uncertain about a test please ask the doctor or nurse, about the procedure and how to get the result.

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