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New Cooma pathology laboratory opens

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13th December, 2023

We’re excited to show off our brand-new pathology laboratory at Cooma Hospital. It features the latest technology and will bring enormous benefits for patients, staff and the wider Cooma community.

The pathol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ry has been com­plet­ed as part of the NSW Government’s $26.5 mil­lion invest­ment in the Cooma Hos­pi­tal rede­vel­op­ment that also includes an expand­ed emer­gency depart­ment, ambu­la­to­ry care cen­tre and a new mater­ni­ty department.

The lab­o­ra­to­ry fea­tures new equip­ment and the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy, includ­ing new chem­i­cal pathol­o­gy analy­sers which NSW Health Pathol­o­gy is rolling out in region­al loca­tions across the state as part of a $29 mil­lion investment.

The chem­i­cal analy­sers can car­ry out a range of com­mon pathol­o­gy tests, includ­ing liv­er and kid­ney func­tion tests and mon­i­tor­ing for diabetes.

Senior Hos­pi­tal Sci­en­tist in Charge at Cooma, Jo-Anne Hag­ger, says the refur­bished lab­o­ra­to­ry will deliv­er sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits for both patients and pathol­o­gy staff at Cooma Hospital.

“We have a new col­lec­tions room on Lev­el B at the Cooma Hos­pi­tal where peo­ple can go for blood tests,” she said.

“We bulk bill and accept all refer­rals, and you don’t need an appointment.

“There are also on-site, life­sav­ing blood trans­fu­sion ser­vices available.”

The Cooma pathol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ry oper­ates 7 days a week and per­forms more than 40,000 pathol­o­gy tests each year.

A big thank you to Jo-Anne Hag­ger for lead­ing this rede­vel­op­ment with the sup­port of Local Pathol­o­gy Direc­tor Matthew Watts, Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er Peter Tom­lin­son, and the entire Cooma team.

Our Plan­ning team has also been there every step of the way, and a huge thanks goes to Geoff Chan­nels who was involved in the design and Pankaj Gaur who project man­aged the lab­o­ra­to­ry decant and was on-site to help with all the logis­tics for relo­cat­ing equip­ment between hos­pi­tal floors.

We’re proud to be serv­ing the Cooma community!


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