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Fighting cancer by day, taking on Gladiators by night
29th January, 2024

Fighting cancer by day, taking on Gladiators by night

Janice Sideroudakis is our senior hospital scientist managing the Cytology Laboratory at Nepean Hospital. But in her spare time, she’s been taking on Gladiators in the Channel Ten revival of….

Celebrating 10 years of Point of Care testing
18th December, 2023

Celebrating 10 years of Point of Care testing

At NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP), we manage the largest accredited Point of Care Testing (PoCT) service in the world. This vital service has been growing since the day we went….

New Cooma pathology laboratory opens
13th December, 2023

New Cooma pathology laboratory opens

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.….

Will Japanese encephalitis return this summer?
5th December, 2023

Will Japanese encephalitis return this summer?

The last two summers have been swarming with mosquitoes thanks to near constant rain and flooding brought on by La Niña. With the return of El Niño, and a hot,….

Overdoses linked to illicit vape juice
20th November, 2023

Overdoses linked to illicit vape juice

NSW Health has issued a community drug alert after at least three overdoses, including one death, were linked to potent opioids in black market vape juice used for refillable vapes.….

Boosting organ donations through lifesaving screening
15th November, 2023

Boosting organ donations through lifesaving screening

NSW Health Pathology’s Nucleic Acid Testing Laboratory has won a NSW Premier’s Award for a unique collaboration that provides 24/7 screening of donor organs for infectious diseases. The team was….

Construction starts on Dubbo pathology laboratory
14th November, 2023

Construction starts on Dubbo pathology laboratory

The Dubbo community is a step closer to a new, expanded NSW Health Pathology laboratory, with construction work now underway on the $6 million facility. The project will deliver a….

Training the next generation of pathology collectors
13th November, 2023

Training the next generation of pathology collectors

Meet Claire Padgett. A pathology collections trainer who works on the NSW Central Coast, ensuring our collectors are providing the best possible care. Claire has worked for NSW Health Pathology….

How COVID challenged us and what lies ahead
8th November, 2023

How COVID challenged us and what lies ahead

On International Pathology Day, NSW Health Pathology’s A/Director of Public Health Pathology Dr Catherine Pitman and her colleagues consider the impact of climate change on the spread of disease and….

Genomic testing: shining a light on breast cancer risk
7th November, 2023

Genomic testing: shining a light on breast cancer risk

NSW Health Pathology’s Cancer Genomics Service offers genetic testing to provide accurate cancer diagnosis’ and help treating clinicians select the most effective treatment for their patients. Genomics can also predict….

Trial of new treatment for rare neurological disorder
6th November, 2023

Trial of new treatment for rare neurological disorder

NSW Health Pathology senior researcher Professor David Brown has received a $2.9 million grant to evaluate immunotherapy treatments for CIDP, a neurological disorder that attacks the body’s nerves. Celebrated Australian….

High-dose MDMA drug warning for NSW
3rd November, 2023

High-dose MDMA drug warning for NSW

NSW Health is warning the public of multiple high-dose MDMA (ecstasy) tablets currently circulating in the state. NSW Health Pathology’s Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS) has played a key….

What goes on inside a pathology laboratory?
30th October, 2023

What goes on inside a pathology laboratory?

International Pathology Day is on 8 November 2023. To celebrate, we’ve given some budding young scientists access to one of our newest laboratories to find out what happens behind the….

Challenges of testing urine for drugs of abuse
23rd October, 2023

Challenges of testing urine for drugs of abuse

Testing urine for drugs is a well-accepted scientific process, providing verifiable and reliable results. But testing whether the urine is real and not synthetic or adulterated has been more difficult,….

New Chief Executive at NSW Health Pathology
17th October, 2023

New Chief Executive at NSW Health Pathology

Australia’s largest public pathology provider and world-class forensic service, NSW Health Pathology has a new Chief Executive, with the appointment of Vanessa Janissen to the role. A former senior executive….

From emergency nursing to collections
16th October, 2023

From emergency nursing to collections

Lee Wakeman has been a registered nurse blood collector for NSW Health Pathology for just over a year and is enjoying a welcome change of pace from her previous role….

Drug alert for high dose ‘Gucci’ MDMA tablets
28th September, 2023

Drug alert for high dose ‘Gucci’ MDMA tablets

Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS) has played a key role in alerting the community to the dangers posed by high dose MDMA tablets, recently seized by NSW Police.….

Our key role in PrOSPeCT
27th September, 2023

Our key role in PrOSPeCT

NSW Health Pathology staff are playing a key role in a new study aimed at opening up new, potentially life-saving treatment pathways for more than 23,000 Australians with rare, difficult-to-treat….

Nitazene drug warnings prompt action from TGA
25th September, 2023

Nitazene drug warnings prompt action from TGA

The work of NSW Health Pathology’s Forensic & Analytical Science Service laboratories has been recognised by Australia’s health watchdog, as it moves to restrict the use of a dangerous class….

Exciting PrOSPeCTs for precision cancer treatments
21st September, 2023

Exciting PrOSPeCTs for precision cancer treatments

A new study is underway aimed at getting thousands of Australian cancer patients onto potentially life-saving clinical trials and providing precision oncology treatments, with NSW Health Pathology’s Statewide Genomics Sequencing….

Meet Hayley – experienced pathology collector
13th September, 2023

Meet Hayley – experienced pathology collector

Hayley Byatt has been with NSW Health Pathology for 5 years, but working in pathology for more than 20 years. I’m a "Phlebotomist", though no one calls us that nowadays  ….

Celebrating one year of innovation
8th August, 2023

Celebrating one year of innovation

One year ago, eHealth NSW, HealthShare NSW, Health Infrastructure and NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP) partnered to create a facility that allows you to prototype and test ideas before they can….

So long, farewell Ruth!
3rd August, 2023

So long, farewell Ruth!

After more than 36 years of dedicated service to NSW Health and NSW Health Pathology, Ruth Rowan, former lab manager at Tweed Heads is taking a well-deserved break and heading….

Taking Hepatitis C testing to the people
25th July, 2023

Taking Hepatitis C testing to the people

NSW Health Pathology’s Westmead Collector Maria (seated in the grey beanie) recently joined colleagues from Western Sydney Local Health District’s liver outreach screening team and Hepatitis NSW at the Kimberwali….

Meet So Tran
17th July, 2023

Meet So Tran

Meet So Tran, affectionately known as 'Uncle So' and 'Pappa So' by those around him. A Technical Officer, Uncle So is one of our frontline pathology collectors.   40 years….

Farewell Michael Clough
13th July, 2023

Farewell Michael Clough

Following a distinguished career at NSW Health and NSW Health Pathology spanning 20 years, Michael Clough is moving on to pursue new challenges and spend time with this family. Michael….

Professor Roger Wilson retires after long, rewarding career
29th June, 2023

Professor Roger Wilson retires after long, rewarding career

After taking some well-deserved extended leave, Professor Roger Wilson officially retires from NSW Health Pathology on Friday 30 June. We will miss his exceptional service, professionalism, friendship and dedication to….

It’s World Blood Donor Day – consider donating!
14th June, 2023

It’s World Blood Donor Day – consider donating!

Happy World Blood Donor Day to all those blood donors in our communities, for their selfless generosity and life-saving donations. This year’s theme is “Give blood, give plasma, share life,….

Meet Lisa
14th June, 2023

Meet Lisa

Meet Lisa González, our Scientific Skills Development Coordinator.   How long have you been with the NSW Health Pathology? My career in pathology started in 1993, and I joined NSW….

Fighting flesh-eating bacterial disease
29th May, 2023

Fighting flesh-eating bacterial disease

May 31 is Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) Awareness Day when we share information on the treatment and prevention of the most common flesh-eating disease in the world today. NF is a….

Prototyping the future of pathology
24th May, 2023

Prototyping the future of pathology

In a non-descript warehouse in a Macquarie Park industrial estate, the future of health is being put to the test. The furnishings are deceptively basic, but the new facility –….

Powerful research partnerships
22nd May, 2023

Powerful research partnerships

NSW Health Pathology values the power of collaboration that comes from our university partnerships. Research and innovation spark from new ideas and fresh perspectives.   We are passionate about fostering….

Congratulations on your retirement Scott!
19th May, 2023

Congratulations on your retirement Scott!

After a 43-year career in pathology, Director of Operations – NSW Health Pathology North’s Scott Jansson is retiring. He’s worked all over NSW in various lab-based roles - working his….

Meet Sanjaya
9th May, 2023

Meet Sanjaya

Get to know what work and life are like for Sanjaya in Regional NSW.   What is your position? Technical Officer at the Griffith Laboratory. I've been with NSW Health….

What’s inside that vape?
4th May, 2023

What’s inside that vape?

We hear a lot about the dangers of vaping, but what’s actually inside them? NSW Health Pathology’s Clinical and Environmental Toxicology laboratory has been tasked with finding out. The federal….

New Point of Care Testing device a win for rural health
26th April, 2023

New Point of Care Testing device a win for rural health

NSW’s most remote hospitals will soon perform a key, potentially life-saving blood test at the patient’s bedside and receive results within minutes, providing clinicians with fast, accurate results to inform….

Drug alert: High dose MDMA tablets in circulation
17th April, 2023

Drug alert: High dose MDMA tablets in circulation

NSW Health is warning the community about high dose MDMA tablets which have been found to contain twice the dose of MDMA usually found in so-called “ecstasy” tablets.   The….

Long serving Walgett lab manager retires
6th April, 2023

Long serving Walgett lab manager retires

Chris Gould has dedicated 23 years of his life to the Walgett community, managing the town’s pathology laboratory and ensuring doctors get vital results when they are needed. Chris Gould’s….

Leading the way in VWD diagnosis
3rd April, 2023

Leading the way in VWD diagnosis

Dr Emmanuel Favaloro’s passion and expertise lie in bleeding disorder diagnosis and better patient care.   People with these disorders bleed excessively.  With up to 1% of the world’s population….

Congratulations to University of Technology Sydney
30th March, 2023

Congratulations to University of Technology Sydney

NSW Health Pathology congratulates UTS on the 25th anniversary of the Bachelor of Forensic Science degree and the 20th anniversary of the UTS Centre for Forensic Science. This degree was….

NSW Caretaker Period
2nd March, 2023

NSW Caretaker Period

NSW Caretaker Period for the NSW State Election commenced on 3 March 2023. Public health information will continue to be updated on this site. However, no ministerial press releases or….

Training our future specialist pathologists
13th February, 2023

Training our future specialist pathologists

NSW Heath Pathology is pleased to welcome 31 new Junior Medical Officers starting their pathology traineeships with us in the 2023 Clinical year. Pathology trainees are the future of our….

Double celebration at Dubbo for David and Diane
28th December, 2022

Double celebration at Dubbo for David and Diane

It was a double celebration for our Dubbo lab the week before Christmas. Diane Bennett is retiring from NSW Health Pathology Dubbo after 28 years. Diane has been the Senior….

Meet Emily – pathology courier driver
20th December, 2022

Meet Emily – pathology courier driver

Meet Emily, one of NSW Health Pathology’s newest courier drivers. Delivering precious samples from our collection centres to laboratories for testing, often over rugged terrain and in all conditions, so….

Merry Christmas from NSW Health Pathology
19th December, 2022

Merry Christmas from NSW Health Pathology

Wishing you a wonderful festive season from NSW Health Pathology staff! It’s been another challenging year for our teams right across the state. Our wonderful pathologists, scientists, technicians, couriers, collectors….

Genomic sequencing unlocks streamlined HIV care
1st December, 2022

Genomic sequencing unlocks streamlined HIV care

In an Australian first, NSW Health Pathology is pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing to more efficiently match people living with HIV with the antiviral drugs most likely to….

Exploring AI’s powerful role in pathology
21st November, 2022

Exploring AI’s powerful role in pathology

In Associate Professor Ewan Millar’s vision for the future of pathology in NSW, the skills, experience and expertise of Anatomical Pathologists is backed by powerful technology. In the near future,….

Forbes, floods and going the extra mile
9th November, 2022

Forbes, floods and going the extra mile

With the current flooding situation, we’re thinking of the Forbes community who are doing it tough right now. A special shout out to our resilient pathology staff at Forbes who….

Grasping leadership outside the laboratory
7th November, 2022

Grasping leadership outside the laboratory

Louise Carey, a cytogeneticist at NSW Health Pathology’s Randwick laboratory, has been awarded the 2022 Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award, encouraging her to….

2022 NSW Health Pathology Awards
2nd November, 2022

2022 NSW Health Pathology Awards

Our 2022 NSW Health Pathology Awards was well worth the wait. With 200 guests in the room on Wednesday 26 October, and many more tuning into our live stream, the….

Supporting our Bowral laboratory team
27th September, 2022

Supporting our Bowral laboratory team

Teamwork is key at NSW Health Pathology and it was definitely on show in early 2022, when our staff in Campbelltown, Bankstown and Liverpool hit the road to help their….

Advancing DNA analysis to support the justice system
27th September, 2022

Advancing DNA analysis to support the justice system

Predicting geographical ancestry and physical characteristics from a single DNA profile There is extraordinary DNA analysis and research work being done by the experts at our Forensic & Analytical Science….

A new quilt for Forensic Medicine
27th September, 2022

A new quilt for Forensic Medicine

A beautiful gesture from local quilters to support bereaved families. Forensic Medicine Social Workers in Newcastle have been given a beautiful new quilt incorporating New South Health Pathology’s "kinship" poster….

Unlocking the pandemic puzzle to help save lives
27th September, 2022

Unlocking the pandemic puzzle to help save lives

Our genomics team has used cutting edge technology and expertise to help keep us safe through COVID-19. NSW Health Pathology’s Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR) genomics team….

Tech experts on show
27th September, 2022

Tech experts on show

Our DevOps and Point of Care Testing tech experts were on show at the Newcastle Tech Futures expo. We have the jobs of the future right now at NSW Health….

Building from within
27th September, 2022

Building from within

The recruitment, retention and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff is a key opportunity that will help us close social, economic and health gaps. The recruitment, retention and….

Farewell Deborah Longmore
27th September, 2022

Farewell Deborah Longmore

A four-decade career of helping others draws to a close for Orange’s Deborah Longmore. After a 41-year career in public pathology, Deborah Longmore closed the door of NSW Health Pathology’s….

Take a bow Margaret
27th September, 2022

Take a bow Margaret

After a 39-year career in public pathology, Margaret Holschier has closed the door of our Deniliquin Lab for the last time. After a 39-year career in public pathology, Margaret Holschier….

Boosting diabetes prevention
27th September, 2022

Boosting diabetes prevention

Samoan people are at higher risk of diabetes and often experience avoidable complications that can be fatal. NSW Health Pathology is partnering with Western Sydney University on a diabetes….

Supporting the community in Lismore floods
27th September, 2022

Supporting the community in Lismore floods

In February 2022, Lismore and the Northern Rivers region was hit by torrential rain that saw the Wilson River rise two metres above its previous record height.. NSW Health Pathology’s….

The Cutting Edge of COVID
27th September, 2022

The Cutting Edge of COVID

The efforts of our Pathogen Genomics team throughout the COVID-19 pandemic saved thousands of lives and prevented further outbreaks. As the first cases of COVID-19 began to emerge in NSW….

Digital classrooms bridge the COVID divide
27th September, 2022

Digital classrooms bridge the COVID divide

Gillian Rozenberg proved that COVID-19 was no obstacle as she hit the digital highway in her mission to upskill NSW Pathology staff. In early 2020, Gillian Rozenberg, Senior Medical Scientist….

Happy to lend a hand
27th September, 2022

Happy to lend a hand

It's good to know that when you need a hand, your colleagues are happy to help. We've always got each other’s back at NSW Health Pathology, never more so than….

Establishing reproductive genomics in NSW
27th September, 2022

Establishing reproductive genomics in NSW

Our groundbreaking reproductive genomics help give families confidence and automony at what can be a stressful time. NSW Health Pathology's team at our Randwick Genomics laboratory at the Prince of….

Forensic Medical Imaging
27th September, 2022

Forensic Medical Imaging

The role of CT scanning in helping to determine cause of death. Images produced by CT scanners provide valuable support to Forensic Pathologists as they investigate the clinical causes….

A fond farewell to pathology after 48 years
27th September, 2022

A fond farewell to pathology after 48 years

A successful career in pathology came to an end recently for Shan Tredinnick, a hospital scientist at NSW Health Pathology’s Orange Laboratory. She has retired after 48 years in the….

Genetic detectives on the case
27th September, 2022

Genetic detectives on the case

NSW Health Pathology is a national leader in genome sequencing and its expertise came to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within two weeks our Westmead laboratory had developed an….

Hueston…we have a solution
27th September, 2022

Hueston…we have a solution

One of the hardest working ‘quiet achievers’ behind the incredible work at NSW Health Pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic was Dr Linda Hueston. She developed crucial tests to detect antibodies….

Two towns, one goal
27th September, 2022

Two towns, one goal

Our regional pathology labs have been working hard throughout the pandemic to protect the communities they call home. Two senior scientists from our Dubbo and Lismore laboratories discuss how the….

COVID-19 results centre
27th September, 2022

COVID-19 results centre

In a NSW Health Pathology first, our COVID-19 Results Centre has provided a timely, empathic end-to-end customer experience during the once in 100 year pandemic. They provide a human touch….

A new statewide tracking system
27th September, 2022

A new statewide tracking system

The challenge was to design, develop and implement a new statewide electronic specimen tracking system that lets us know where every patient specimen is at all times and ensures they….

Rapid Covid-19 testing to the rescue
27th September, 2022

Rapid Covid-19 testing to the rescue

A speedy solution to what could have been imminent chaos. NSW Health Pathology stepped up in the thick of the pandemic when Covid-19 results were needed yesterday, delivering additional rapid….

Rapid rollout throws lifeline to hotspots
27th September, 2022

Rapid rollout throws lifeline to hotspots

At the height of the Delta surge, NSW Health Pathology faced the incredible task of setting up six rapid testing clinics in Sydney and community testing in Far North West….

New Nepean lab construction underway
27th September, 2022

New Nepean lab construction underway

Enhanced pathology services to meet the hospital's growing needs Work on Nepean Hospital’s new, expanded NSW Health Pathology lab has started. The new lab will provide enhanced services to meet….

Caring is in the genes
27th September, 2022

Caring is in the genes

We are family. I've got all my sisters and me… We'd love to introduce you to our father-daughter trio, Tony Austin and his daughters Karla and Hayley who not only….

Driving change with hybrid cars
27th September, 2022

Driving change with hybrid cars

NSW Health Pathology is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and our take-up of hybrid vehicles is just one example of how we’re making a difference to our environment and….

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