Southampton centre

The reason for temporarily suspending some services

An inspection of the Southampton centre identified the need for essential renovation work to be completed to one area of the roof.

Our priority is to ensure continuity of blood supply 

Please be assured that we're working hard and considering all options to ensure we continue to supply to hospitals' needs and there is minimal impact on patients. We will share progress and updates as and when available.  

Our commitment to keeping you informed

We're committed to keeping the hospitals we serve from Southampton informed about developments and will publish updates to this page.

If you work in a hospital served by the centre, we recommend you bookmark this page (ask your customer service manager if you're not sure how to do this) so you can revisit the page regularly.


If you have any questions contact your Customer Service Manager or email

Update 8 February 2024

Since reopening the Emergency Blood & Platelet stock holding area in Southampton, we have been able to supply advanced platelet orders for our customers.


In addition, we will now endeavour to supply ad hoc platelet orders to hospitals in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and the islands. We hope to extend this as soon as we are able.


Due to the limited stock held in Emergency Blood & Platelet stock holding area in Southampton, please order as normal and take account of the expected delivery time from the reprovisioning centre.


The reprovisioning site will make the decision if the order can be fulfilled by the Southampton Emergency Blood & Platelet stock holding area and will inform Hospitals of the anticipated arrival time.


Decisions regarding the reopening of the Southampton Stock Holding Unit are still under review.


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Should you have any questions please get in touch with Carol Stenning, Customer Service Manager.