PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA (PathWest) is WA’s only public pathology provider, and largest pathology employer in WA. PathWest employs over 2000 staff in various roles such as medical scientists, phlebotomists, technical staff and pathologists.
PathWest has a network of 5 major teaching hospital laboratories, 23 metropolitan and regional laboratories, and over 70 specimen collection centres across the state.
PathWest is part of the Department of Health, and administratively reports to the North
Metropolitan Area Health Service Chief Executive. PathWest provides services to the North Metropolitan Area Health Service, South Metropolitan Area Health Service, Children and Adolescent Health Services, and WA Country Health Service, as well as to General Practitioners, WA Police, and many private companies.
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA has a strong commitment to providing excellence and
innovation in pathology testing, teaching and medical sciences research, whilst making a
positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Western Australian community.
PathWest provides services to communities all over WA from Kununurra in the north to
Esperance in the south and every community in between. PathWest’s vision is to be the
pathology service of choice: testing for today, teaching for tomorrow. PathWest have
committed to a number of education and training programs aimed at developing the
knowledge, skills and professional development of its pathologists, medical scientists,
managerial staff, technical staff, laboratory assistants and phlebotomists, as well as growing
and developing the future workforce.
Page last updated: 30 Jun 2020