The Townsville Hospital pathology department is the largest and most complex diagnostic laboratory in tropical Australia. Our specialised service belongs to a network of 34 standardised laboratories known as Pathology Queensland.
Our laboratories are National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) accredited and International Organisation for Standardisation ISO 9000:2000 certified. Pathology Queensland is the oldest state-wide pathology service in Australia.
Our staff of one hundred includes six pathologists, three registrars, 59 qualified health practitioners, 33 laboratory assistants and phlebotomists, and 10 administrative officers. The laboratory provides a comprehensive 24-hour, high-quality service with rapid turn around times.
In addition to Queensland Health and hospital clinicians, private GPs and specialists are able to access Pathology Queensland Services.
|Community Collection Centres|
|Location||The Townsville Hospital, Main Lab and W&C Clinics, Ground Floor||Kirwan Health Campus 138 Thuringowa Drive QLD 4817|
|Hours||8am to 5pm Monday to Friday||8am to 4.30pm|
Monday to Friday
A Courier service can be arranged by calling +61 7 4433 2400
Secure emailing of pathology results is available, to arrange call +61 7 4433 2400
|Phone||All Enquiries 24 hours: +61 7 4433 2400|
|Fax||+ 61 7 4433 2415|
|Postal||Internal Mail Box 60, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810|
|Street||100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814|
Pathology Queensland is committed to ongoing research, education and training. Enquiries about collaborative research opportunities are welcome.
QHPS Townsville has strong links with JCU including School of Medicine, Nursing and the Medical Laboratory Science Degree.
The QHPS private practice trust fund SERTF supports many research, training and education initiatives, and joint applications for funding are encouraged.