NSW Health Pathology Forensic Medicine
State government service that carries out independent post-mortem examinations and related testing at the direction of the Coroner to help investigate unexplained or unexpected deaths in NSW. Over 6,000 deaths are submitted to the NSW Coroner for further investigation every year. As part of the coronial process, NSW Health Pathology’s Statewide Forensic Medicine team respectfully engage with families of the deceased and, where directed, carry out post-mortem examinations for the coroner to help investigate unexpected, unexplained or suspicious deaths across three sites in NSW (Sydney/Lidcombe, Newcastle and Wollongong). The organisation also provides environmental health testing to public health units in NSW and delivers services to the NSW Roads and Maritime Service, local government bodies and other organisations.