Associated Departments

Hospital Pathology Department | Hospital Pharmacy Department | Imaging | Information Technology

Hospital Pathology Department

Pathology North Service
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Helen Westaway– Manager

Phone 02 6656 7509
Helen.Westaway@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Tumour Blocks
  • Patient tumour specimens may be stored at various laboratories, dependent upon where their surgery was performed
  • Tumour blocks are usually fixed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin, however it is advisable for this to be confirmed with the laboratory.
Reference Ranges & NATA Accreditation

Can be provided upon request.

Hospital Pharmacy Department

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Pharmacy,
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Janet Willis – Director

Phone 02 6656 7479
Janet. Willis@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Contact: Mr Vui Shin Chong

Phone Phone (02) 6656 5770

Phone Phone (02) 6656 5795
VuiShin.Chong@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Site Equipment
  • Refrigerated, Frozen and Room Temperature storage available
  • All equipment monitored and logged.
Additional Information

Please contact Vui Shin if the sponsor prefers a separate Pharmacy Contract.

Imaging

Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Stephen Cunningham – Manager

Phone (02) 6656 7458
Stephen.Cunningham@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Spiral Computerised Tomography (CT)

  • Siemens Sensation 64 spiral multi-slice scanner
  • On-site digital data stroage capacity
  • Transfer media type CD.
Bone Scan

Scanner #1

  • General Electric – Millennium with on-site digital data storage capability, transfer media type is CD

Scanner #2

  • General Electric – XRTwith on-site digital data storage capability, transfer media type is optical disc
  • Preferred compound 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (MDP)
  • Bone scans performed at Coffs Radiology.
Other Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imagine (MRI) performed at Coffs Radiology
  • X-Ray
  • PET scans are not performed locally. Patients will need to travel Newcastle, Sydney or Brisbane at the expense of the sponsor.
Additional Information

Copies of scans for Central Review can be submitted blinded digitally (CD) or film as required for all modalities.

Information Technology

Internet Connection
  • High speed internet connection available to all networked computers
  • External computers may not be connected to the network.
Source Data Verification
  • A Laptop or Desktop computer will be made available for Source Data Verification from the Electronic Medical Record System.