Premier visits the pathology lab


Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard visited the refurbished NSW Health Pathology laboratory in early February.  

Becoming operational in late 2021, the newly expanded space has doubled in size and now has the capacity to process more than 80,000 diagnostic tests each month. 

The NSW Health Pathology Campbelltown team has played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic, processing rapid PCR test results for high-risk hospital inpatients. In addition to increased processing and analysing capabilities for COVID-19, the expanded laboratory includes a larger blood bank, and biochemistry and specimen reception areas.  

Camden and Campbelltown Hospital’s General Manager Grant Isedale said the expansion would also support the opening of the hospital’s new clinical services building.  

“The team is really excited to be working in the new world-class laboratory. It has provided both additional space and new equipment, enabling staff to confidently process specimens at a greater rate,” Mr Isedale said.