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.

All patients attending Fiona Stanley Hospital for specialist day services, and any accompanying approved essential visitor, will need to complete a rapid antigen test (RAT) when arriving at the hospital.

Essential information you need to know before you arrive

Advise your treating team before your admission if you are:

  • unwell with COVID-19 type symptoms
  • a person who received a positive swab result within the last two weeks
  • a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • under quarantine or self-isolation.

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

Please do not bring a support person or partner with you. Have them drive you to the hospital for you to make your own way to your appointment.

If you have an approved essential visitor, they need to bring their proof of vaccination. They will also undergo RAT screening.

Bring your appointment card or letter with you. This will help our staff direct you after your RAT screening.

Pre-admission RAT screening for specialist day services is conducted at the FSH Cancer Centre – see the map (PDF 1MB).  Please go to the main entrance of the Cancer Centre (opposite Jamaica Blue) at your allocated time slot for RAT screening.

You will be asked a series of screening questions at the same time as having a RAT. If you have symptoms or answer yes to one of the screening questions, you may be asked to wait in the RAT screening area until your result is ready.

Once you have returned a negative result, please proceed directly to the location detailed in your appointment letter. Please do not visit any other areas within the hospital.

If your RAT result is positive for COVID-19 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.

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

Find out more about COVID-19