I went for a fasting blood test. Given slip/bag for the 'wrong' hospital, decided to take the easy way out.
At great expense, local authority has built a medical/council centre near here. Thought I'd try out the new medical facilities. There's a dedicated phlebotomy centre with proper nurses, not just folk filling in.
Chatted with nurse n mentioned probs with bruising; also requested blue needle.
Small puncture wound virtually no bruising! Not quite as good as the specialists, but then this clinic is in walking distance.