Keep COVID-19 safe at our specialist day services

Providing safe care during COVID-19 to specialist day service patients, such as cancer and advanced heart and lung patients, is important to us.

To protect yourself, other patients and staff, please follow the steps outlined below on the day of your in-person appointment or admission.

Call us if any of the following apply

Advise your treating team before your admission if you:

  • have had COVID-19 within the last 4 weeks
  • have tested positive for COVID-19 between your booking date and appointment or admission date
  • are unwell with any of the following symptoms – fever, dry cough, shortness of breath,
  • have fatigue, loss of taste and/or smell, diarrhoea, headache, sore/scratchy throat, muscle aches, runny nose, chills/night sweats, vomiting
  • have been told to isolate by WA Health.

You can phone your treating team on the following numbers:

  • Cancer Centre – phone 6152 4059
  • Advanced Lung Disease Unit – phone 6152 4029
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Service – phone 6152 5783.

If the above do not apply, on the day of your appointment

Please:

  • Self-test with a nasal rapid antigen test (RAT) before coming to hospital
  • Bring evidence of your appointment with you to the hospital.
    You will be required to show your appointment letter or text message (SMS) to enter the hospital.
  • If you can make your way to your appointment independently and safely, please do not bring a support person with you to the hospital.
    If necessary, your support person can drive you to the hospital for you to make your way to your appointment on your own.
  • If you are unable to attend your appointment without assistance, please only bring one support person with you. Only an approved essential support visitor/carer is allowed. Read about visiting.
  • Do not attend if you are unwell.

If you return a positive RAT

Please stay at home and please phone to notify the hospital of your result.We will discuss your care with your consultant and advise you of the next steps. Our priority will be in minimise the impact on your care.

Your appointment may be deferred if clinically appropriate. This decision will be made in consultation with your treating team. Alternatively, a safety plan may be put in place to enable a safe journey to through the hospital and for the duration of their appointment.

About support people and visitors

Please attend your appointment without a support person if you can do this safely.

Only an approved essential support visitor/carer is allowed. Read more about access for visitors. If you have an approved essential visitor they need to bring their proof of vaccination and self-test using a nasal RAT.

If your approved essential visitor tests positive for COVID-19 this may also result in your surgery being delayed. Again, your treating team will determine the next steps in your care.

Other information

Bring your appointment card or letter with you. 

Find out more about COVID-19