Patients, Visitors & The Public
COVID-19 Important information for patients and visitors

COVID-19 Testing centre

A drive-through COVID-19 testing centre is operating at the Countess for hospital staff, local keyworkers and people attending maternity services only.

Staff and key workers need to arrange their tests via the same internal protocols that have been in place throughout the pandemic. Visitors to maternity services need to speak to the team on the unit before any appointment or planned visit for them to arrange a test.

Please see below for the testing centre’s opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 3.20pm

Weekends: 8am to 1.20pm 

A map and directions for accessing the centre is below.

Vaccination Centre Map


The drive-through testing centre at the Countess is located near the Haygarth Building, which is most easily accessible via the Countess Way (A5840) turn off opposite the Little Owl pub and restaurant. Drivers then need to follow the road around, turning left at the roundabout to reach the drive-through testing centre. This operates with a one-way system to follow Parsons Lane back towards the Liverpool Road entrance. Turning right on to Valley Drive leads back towards the hospital’s main entrance and public car parking, while turning left leads back on to Liverpool Road.