Following advice from The Australian Government, SA Health, Adelaide Oncology & Haematology Infectious Diseases department, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Cancer Council SA, we have implemented the following safeguards and preventative measures to protect our patients, their families and care givers, staff and health care workers from COVID-19.

As a cancer patient you may have questions regarding your health, treatment and risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Please click on the link provided below which will take you to Cancer Council SA fact sheet.  If this information doesn't answer the questions you might have then further advice can be sought by calling the Cancer Council direct advisory line on 13 11 20 where your call will be answered by Oncology nurses who will provide support and any other cancer-related information you may need. 

https://www.cancersa.org.au/ca

Safeguards and preventative measures in place at Adelaide Oncology & Haematology

  • All patients, visitors and staff will be screened upon entering our sites.  Temperature will be taken and anyone with obvious signs of illness (flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cold, or sore throat) will be sent to a designated area and assessed by our clinical team
  • No visitors per patient for both clinic appointments and treatment unless physical assistance is required
  • No visitors under age 18 (because young people may infect others without necessarily being ill themselves)
  • As always, we ask that you do NOT visit if you have any flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, or sore throat
  • We ask that you do NOT visit if you have travelled from or through any area with widespread COVID-19 infection in the past 30 days
  • Reinforcing strict hygiene protocols
  • Social distancing guidelines are being adhered to where practicable
  • Telehealth consults will be conducted when face to face consult is not essential or patient is not visiting our centre for treatment purposes
  • All clinical and administration staff are restricting work to one site only where possible and maximum of two sites only if necessary
  • Alcohol hand gel, tissues and disposal bins readily available throughout our centres
  • All non-essential items have been removed from the waiting areas (eg magazines)




Refer to SA Health for COVID-19 clinic locations:

COVID-19 Clinics and testing centres

For further information please refer to the following websites:

Australian Government - Dept of Health

SA Dept Health

Cancer Council SA

World Health Organisation