Pathology companies move to slash rents paid to GP practices

A major provider has written to all collection centre landlords to request a temporary 50% cut in rent

GP practices are being asked to slash their rents for pathology collection centres, amid a dramatic slump in tests being ordered as a result of COVID-19.

Healius CEO Malcolm Parmenter.

Healius, one of Australia’s largest pathology companies, has written to the landlords of 2200 collection centres requesting a 50% rent cut, warning it will begin closing facilities without a reduction in its costs.

There are no hard figures but