West Suffolk Hospital have issued a urgent warning over blood tests following issue with national supplier

West Suffolk Hospital have issued a urgent warning to patients and carers about blood tests after an issue with a supplier.

Dr Nick Jenkins Medical Director West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust said “We have an urgent situation which is making it difficult to complete some blood tests. This is caused by our supplier, Roche, being unable to deliver some chemicals needed for this process. This is a national problem.

The trust says that they are prioritising clinically urgent tests which means that if you are having a regular blood test, it may be delayed.

Dr Jenkins added “If you are worried and you have been told your blood test is urgent, please contact the person who referred you, your GP or your Consultant, who will be able to help you.

We are working with Roche to sort this problem out and we will keep everyone updated as the situation changes.

We do understand that this may worry you and is very inconvenient, so please do get in touch with our PALS team on 01284 712555 or emailing PALS@wsh.nhs.uk, if you wish to discuss this further.”