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West Suffolk Hospital warns of blood test delays in 'urgent situation' with national supplier

West Suffolk Hospital has warned that blood tests may be delayed following an issue with a national supplier.

The Bury St Edmunds hospital's trust says it has had to cancel 'a limited number of tests' after supplier Roche was 'unable to deliver some chemicals'.

Dr Nick Jenkins, medical director at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We have an urgent situation which is making it difficult to complete some blood tests.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

"This is caused by our supplier, Roche, being unable to deliver some chemicals needed for this process. This is a national problem.

"We are prioritising clinically urgent tests. This means that if you are having a regular blood test, it may be delayed.

"We are very sorry about this.

"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."

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