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Due to the increased pressures during the current coronavirus outbreak, Martonside Medical Centre will be available via telephone during the hours 8am & 6pm on Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April.
STAY SAFE
STAY AT HOME





Message from Martonside Medical Centre:


Please note our surgery has restricted access, all contact must be by telephone in the first instance. Please DO NOT just turn up. This is to ensure the safety and protection of everyone. Thank you.





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If you live in the Middlesbrough area and you are self isolating and need help with social issues, such as shopping and making meals etc. please visit:


 https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/coronavirus-covid-19/help-boro


 


The Government helpline is 01642 729777 or you can visit:


 


www.gov.uk/Coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable


 


Stay home. Stay safe.


 





Calls to 111 are free for both mobiles and landlines.



If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.  

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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