New pathology laboratory now open at Cooma Hospital


Patients in southern NSW are set to benefit from a new, state-of-the-art pathology laboratory at Cooma Hospital, which is now open.

The new laboratory was completed as part of the NSW Government’s $26.5 million investment in the Cooma Hospital redevelopment, which includes upgrades to existing facilities that will deliver high quality healthcare for the Cooma region now and in the future.

The laboratory will have advanced testing technology, including Point of Care Testing to support real-time bedside testing, which can be lifesaving for people suspected of having a heart attack or sepsis. There will also be onsite, lifesaving blood transfusion services available.

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

Other Southern facilities to benefit from the NSW Health Pathology’s chemical analyser rollout alongside Cooma include those based in Bega, Goulburn, Moruya and Queanbeyan.

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