Soft landing for surgery’s blood patients

Terry Vout, president of Wroxham and Hoveton Lions' Club, tests the phlebotomy chair which members h

Terry Vout, president of Wroxham and Hoveton Lions' Club, tests the phlebotomy chair which members have bought for Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre. Picture: HOVETON AND WROXHAM MEDICAL CENTRE - Credit: Archant

The needle may be sharp but the chair will be soft for patients having their blood taken at a north Norfolk surgery.

Wroxham and Hoveton Lions' Club has donated the full cost - just under £1,000 - of a new phlebotomy chair for their local GPs' clinic.

Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre takes around 550 blood samples each month.

Annette Blackburn, practice manager, said: 'The surgery takes around 550 blood samples a month, so the chair has meant not only greater comfort for those patients and better accessibility for our less able bodied patients but also increased clinical safety too.'

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