Blood Collection to change hours, assign more staff to busy morning shift

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 2:49pm

Capital Health Blood Collection Services is working to reduce wait times and operate within current resources. As a result, Blood Collection Services at Bayers Road, the Halifax Infirmary and the VG (clinic patients only at this location) will reduce their hours and reassign staff to the early morning hours, when demand is greatest.

Patient volumes were monitored at these three locations during the hours of 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The number of patients using our service during this period is significantly lower than other times of the day. By shortening our hours of service we have the opportunity to realign our resources, and improve wait times during the peak morning hours.

Effective Jan. 3, 2012, Blood Collection Services at Bayers Road and the Halifax Infirmary will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blood Collection Service at the VG (for same-day hospital clinic patients) will be open from 7a.m. to 4 p.m.