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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information for the community, patients, and our workforce

Radiation Oncology (Radiotherapy) (Oncology)

 

The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is one of South Australia’s largest providers of cancer care and treatment, caring for patients across South Australia, surrounding states and territories. Services are provided in inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

Central to the RAH’s cancer services is a state-of-the-art Cancer Day Centre, delivering 17,000 cancer treatments each year to South Australians and those further afield.

Other vital cancer care services are located above and below the Cancer Day Centre, making access easier for patients and reducing travel for staff.

Radiation Oncology is situated directly below the Cancer Day Centre on level 2 while Oncology and Haematology inpatients are located above on levels 6 and 7.

Important information for Radiation Oncology patients relating to the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organisation has declared a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our usual processes are being changed to keep you as safe as possible.

Effective immediately, you will need to report to us by telephone (08 7074 4116) if you:

  • Have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days.
  • Have had close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Have a fever, sore throat, cough, or difficulty breathing.
  • Are living with someone in self-isolation.

We may make arrangements to conduct your appointment over the phone or via video conference in place of a face to face consultation, if required.

If attending for any type of appointment in our facility, you will have your temperature taken, and will be required to keep your distance from others, particularly if seated in a waiting room. Please use hand sanitizer on arrival.

If you have any concerns or queries about how the COVID-19 pandemic affects your treatment please discuss this with your treating doctor.

If you are attending our facility, we ask you to strictly follow SA Health advice on ‘stopping the spread’ of coronavirus:

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Please refer to the SA Health website (http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/) for up to date local information on COVID-19.

Australian Government COVID-19 health alerts can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

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