Histology turn-around times

Awanui Labs Wellington, Wellington Hospital anatomical pathology department wishes to advise our current histology reporting timeframes. As at 10 February 2024 : If your case is clinically urgent please note this clearly on the request form and it will be given priority.  An email to wlg.pathologist@awanuilabs.co.nz about an urgent case is also appreciated and will ensure priority. Please take […]

Strike action – 5 February

Laboratory testing will be severely impacted on Monday 5 February due to industrial action. All collection centres CLOSED, with the exception of outpatient departments at Wellington, Hutt and Kenepuru hospitals which are available for URGENT testing only. Wairarapa is operating as normal Find further information here>>

Referrer newsletter: 26 January

ESR testing availability Our ESR machine is currently out-of-action & requires a replacement part for repair. The ability of our Wellington laboratory to perform urgent ESR testing is limited, therefore if temporal arteritis / giant cell arteritis is specified in clinical details we will continue to run these urgently. If you believe your request is urgent, […]

Waitangi day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi day. (Photo credit: Aaron Mickan, Unsplash)

Wellington anniversary day

All collection centres will be closed on Monday 22 January for the anniversary day public holiday. Enjoy the long weekend.

Festive season opening hours

Most of our collection centres are open normal working hours over the Christmas and New Year period except for the public holidays. Some centres are closed until 8 January. Details of all opening hours during this time can be found here. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

Change of service in December

Awanui Labs (formerly WSCL) has been issued with strike notices from the APEX union of intended action by its members for December. There will be a change of service from December 5 – 24, 2023, The industrial action will impact laboratory services at Wellington Regional Hospital and, to a lesser extent Kenepuru Community Hospital. Hutt […]

Labour day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Labour day (Monday 23 October). Collection centres that are normally open on a Saturday will operate with normal opening hours. Enjoy the long weekend and travel safely if you are heading out of town.

Referrer newsletter: 21 August – HPV primary screening roll out

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