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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

In this issue you will find: Read the full newsletter here.

Our name is changing – introducing Awanui Labs

As an important stakeholder, we are writing to advise you of the upcoming name change of our organisation from Wellington SCL to Awanui Labs.    Moving to become Awanui Labs is a significant milestone for our organisation and represents the nationwide network we are part of. Our new name brings all eight laboratory brands in […]

New Laboratory Information System (LIS)

A reminder that we are upgrading our Laboratory Information Systems. Here is how it will affect community referrers. From 22nd July 2023, Wellington SCL will be going live with upgrades to its Laboratory Information System (LIS). This is part of a nationwide initiative that will refresh our existing LIS. Not only does this upgrade make for a […]

Referrer newsletter: 10 July

In this issue you will find: Read the full newsletter here.

HPV primary screening – DELAYED

Wellington SCL have been advised by the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) that the start date for the switch to primary HPV screening has been postponed until 12 September 2023. Further information is available from the NCSP by emailing HPVScreen@health.govt.nz. Until the programme change to primary HPV testing takes effect on 12 September 2023, SurePath […]

Referrer newsletter: 6 July

In this issue of our newsletter you will find details of our industrial action.

Lab Screening Mapping Update

Wellington SCL and Taranaki Pathology Services are currently undergoing an upgrade to a new Laboratory Information System (LIS). Wellington SCL and Taranaki Pathology Services will transition to the new LIS system on 22nd July 2023. On the date of the transfer to the new LIS, the Lab Result Codes coming back from Wellington SCL and […]