EXTENDED appointments for blood tests at Basildon Hospital have been announced on Saturdays.

Bosses are hoping to cut patient waiting times with the scheme, with as many as 80 people waiting for tests when doors open.

The blood test clinic runs from 8.05am to 10.45am on Saturdays in the outpatient department at the hospital.

Appointments must be booked; there is no walk-in service.

To book call 01702 422555, 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.