About: PathWest Albany Collection Centre PathWest Albany Collection Centre Spencer Park 6330
Posted by volanscp89 (as ),
I have monthly venepuncture for ongoing health reasons. I have a healthcare background with long experience in venepuncture of clients with difficulty in venous access.
On two occasions over two consecutive months, I had blood drawn by the same staff member. On the first occasion, they attempted venepuncture on both cubital fossae, piercing both sides of the veins as they attempted to draw across the veins instead of with the veins. I suggested to them that they were off track after the first attempt but they insisted that they were correct. It was very painful and I was left with what looked like a snakebite over both left and right arms. That is two puncture marks at each site.
On the second occasion, they again pierced through my vein causing pain and excessive bruising.
I will not allow this staff member to access my veins again.
Usually, the phlebotomists have no problem and my veins are visible.