QML expands pathology services

DEREGULATION of Australia's pathology sector has resulted in a rush to roll out new collection centres by many of the major industry players.

And that means benefits both for patients and employees in areas like the Tweed Coast.

The newest pathology collection centre is to be opened at Cabarita Beach by one of Queensland's largest providers.

The company has been expanding across northern New South Wales and South-East Queensland since deregulation took effect from July 1 last year.

Long-standing limits on the number of collection centres a company can operate were removed under the new federal legislation, enabling companies such as QML to expand their collection services.

QML has announced it has taken a two-year lease with a two-year option on premises at 7/31 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita Beach.

Trent Dellit, of Ray White Commercial Broadbeach, who negotiated the deal, said QML had opened 11 centres just in the northern NSW and Gold Coast areas since July 1, 2010.

Mr Dellit said QML in Cabarita Beach had leased the 48sq m office in a retail complex for $20,000 per annum.

“The office is part of a retail complex in a terrific position in the main street of Cabarita Beach,” he said.

QML Gold Coast branch manager Mark Fitzsimmons said the company was delighted with the location of the Cabarita centre, which will have one trained collector.

“We have plans to open more centres on the Tweed and Gold coasts in the near future, so as many people as possible in these areas have convenient access to our world class pathology service,” he said.

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