New South Wales Health also comprises a number of statewide or specialist health services:

NSW Ambulance

Responsible for the delivery of front line pre-hospital care, medical retrieval and health related transport.

Cancer Institute NSW

The Cancer Institute is a statutory body charged with substantially improving cancer control in New South Wales.

Health Share NSW

The mission of HealthShare NSW (formerly Health Support Services) is to provide common shared services across corporate, technology and disability services to NSW Health customers in an innovative, efficient and cost effective manner. HealthShare NSW’s extensive statewide services include implementing the latest IT health information systems, providing payroll and accounts payable functions, supporting patient care through food and linen services and assisting people with a disability to live and participate in the community..

Office of Health and Medical Research

The Office for Health and Medical Research is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the NSW Health and Medical Research Strategic Review and ensuring a high level of engagement with all parts of the health and medical research sector. Additionally, it is responsible for the development of a biobanking framework that will improve and enhance this important research infrastructure.

Health Pathology

NSW Health Pathology is a state-wide clinical and scientific service that provides quality, reliable public pathology, forensic and analytical science services across NSW.

Our pathologists are medically trained clinicians who work in public hospitals and modern laboratories, supporting Local Health Districts, Specialty Networks and the needs of their patients.

Our forensic and analytical science service provides critical testing for NSW Health, the NSW Food Authority and local government bodies. It also supports the state’s judicial system by providing independent, objective analysis to law enforcement bodies including the police, local coroners and public prosecutors.

Health Protection NSW

Health Protection is responsible for surveillance and public health response in New South Wales, including monitoring the incidence of notifiable infectious diseases and taking appropriate action to control the spread of diseases. It also providespublic health advice and response to environmental issues affecting human health.

Page Updated: Thursday 31 October 2013