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All outpatient clinics for this service are currently cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Urgent outpatient activity will now take place in patients’ homes.
If you have any concerns please contact us on the number below. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Please note: a face covering must be worn when attending any ECCH outpatient clinic or appointment. These may be homemade.


Phlebotomy Service

ECCH runs blood testing services for GP practices in the Waveney area.

We have drop-in clinics in Beccles, Halesworth and Sole Bay, Southwold. At Patrick Stead Hospital in Halesworth phlebotomy opening times are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12pm.

At Kessingland appointments need to be booked through the GP practice reception and are available Monday to Thursday. At Bungay appointments are available Monday to Friday and also need to be booked through the GP practice reception 

The drop-in blood testing service at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, West Suffolk Hospital is for hospital blood testing only.

If you require regular blood tests for an ongoing condition under the care of a consultant team at the acute hospital you should, where possible, get your blood tests performed at the acute hospital that is managing your ongoing condition.  

If you require phlebotomy for an outpatient appointment you can get this done any time at the acute hospital when attending the appointment.


Inquiries can be made for all ECCH Phlebotomy services through Beccles Hospital Reception from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday: 01502 719800

Contact Information

Beccles Hospital

St Mary’s Road 
NR34 9NQ

Opening times:

8.30am to 12.00pm Monday to Friday

Patrick Stead Hospital

Bungay Road 
IP19 8AR

Opening times:

8.30am to 12.00pm Monday to Thursday (No clinic on Fridays)

Sole Bay Health Centre

Teal Close 
IP18 6GY

Opening times:

8.30am to 11.30am Monday to Friday

Longshore Surgery

42 Field Lane 
NR33 7QA

Opening times:

8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday by appointment

Bungay Medical Practice

28 St John's Road
NR35 1LP

Opening times:

8.30 to 5.30pm Monday to Friday by appointment