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Pathology revolution transforming healthcare in South Western Sydney

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2nd May, 2024

The construction of a new NSW Health Pathology Department as part of the $790 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct (LHAP) redevelopment is centralising three levels of lab operations into a single floor.

It will be locat­ed clos­er to vital units such as the Neona­tal Inten­sive Care Unit, Birthing Unit, Inten­sive Care Unit, oper­at­ing the­atres, and the Emer­gency Depart­ment, pro­vid­ing many work­flow and col­lab­o­ra­tion ben­e­fits for patients, staff, and hos­pi­tal services.

NSW Health Pathol­o­gy Chief Exec­u­tive Vanes­sa Janis­sen shared her excite­ment sur­round­ing the project fol­low­ing a recent tour of the con­struc­tion site.

“I real­ly appre­ci­at­ed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see the rede­vel­op­ment and the progress on the pathol­o­gy depart­ment,” Ms Janis­sen said.

“The lab space will uplift our team’s impor­tant work for the hos­pi­tal and community.

“Well done to every­one involved in the design and deliv­ery and I look for­ward to its commissioning.”

The Inte­grat­ed Pathol­o­gy Lab­o­ra­to­ry will have state-of-the art lab­o­ra­to­ry automa­tion and analy­sers, which will stream­line spec­i­men han­dling, and improve turn­around times – giv­ing patients and clin­i­cians faster access to cru­cial results.

A new pur­pose-built Genomics Lab­o­ra­to­ry will also sup­port the increas­ing demand for genom­ic infor­ma­tion and testing.

NSW Health Pathol­o­gy (NSWHP) ser­vices at Liv­er­pool Hos­pi­tal will relo­cate to the new Liv­er­pool Health and Aca­d­e­m­ic Precinct (LHAP) lat­er this year.

Artist's impression of the new Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct.
Stage one of the Liv­er­pool Health and Aca­d­e­m­ic Precinct will be com­plete in 2024.

There are two stages of the cam­pus rede­vel­op­ment, and the brand-new pathol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ry is includ­ed in stage one. The old lab­o­ra­to­ry will be demol­ished as part of stage two. The LHAP is a $790 mil­lion rede­vel­op­ment of Liv­er­pool Hos­pi­tal and a new edu­ca­tion and research hub.

The rede­vel­op­ment will pro­vide Liv­er­pool Hos­pi­tal with expand­ed clin­i­cal ser­vices, pub­lic spaces, and car park­ing, inte­grat­ed with research and teach­ing. Stage two of the project is due to be com­plet­ed in 2027.

Vis­it the web­site for more infor­ma­tion about the LHAP.

(Pho­to above: The NSW Health Pathol­o­gy team recent­ly toured the new Pathol­o­gy Depart­ment which is cur­rent­ly under con­struc­tion. L‑R: Louise Wien­holt, Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Oper­a­tions (Met­ro­pol­i­tan); Vanes­sa Janis­sen, Chief Exec­u­tive; Dr Michael Maley, Local Pathol­o­gy Direc­tor and Dar­ren Croese, Chief Oper­at­ing Officer.)


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