More than 200 collection centres now open for business
Pathology tests are even easier for residents of Lismore, West Gosford and Yamba, with new collection centres now open.
Our newest collection centres are designed with convenience in mind – with spacious, modern rooms and easy access, particularly for patients with mobility issues.
With over 16 years’ experience, Kayna Skelly (our collection technician in West Gosford) said the services on offer involve much more than simply taking blood.
“This can be an anxious time for some patients, which is why we aim to provide the best care we can,” Kayna said. “We also have many regular patients, so it’s common to develop a really caring bond with people and a sincere desire to help them in their health care journey.
“A great example of this is our Bob (pictured), who has been a patient for years. He’s made a great recovery and is actually in training to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest early next year,” she said.
After being diagnosed with leukaemia and undergoing many months of treatment, Bob asked what he could do to give something back.
“Blood, we always need blood,” was the reply, so he created Bob’s Blood Angels to encourage people to donate blood.
Bob will trek to Mt Everest in early 2018. When he reaches base camp he’ll shout out all the names of the donors in Bob’s Blood Angels group in an effort to raise awareness.
Kayna said she is extremely honoured to have been a partner in Bob's patient care by playing a role in his recovery, and wishes him the very best in the future.
Visit here to find your nearest NSW Health Pathology collection centre.