Keywords: collaboration, laboratory systems, partnerships


The advantages of collaboration and teamwork across disciplines and health care professions have been well described. In a hospital environment, the creation of teams which include physicians, nurses, pharmacists,  laboratory professionals and other specialists, creates an environment where there is improved communication and respect. The benefits of this are massive and include better patient care and overall outcomes.

Author Biography

Glenda Davison, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Associate Professor, Head of Department: Biomedical Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa