COVID-19 Procedures During the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinical trial clinic remains open for both prospective and existing clinical trial patients. We are in constant communication with pharmaceutical companies to ensure that Perth Blood Institute (PBI) is adapting clinical trial protocols to safeguard our staff and patients wherever possible. Existing patients will soon be receiving updates on how each trial is functioning on a case-by-case basis. As a clinical trial site, we have acted swiftly in anticipating the protection of our patients and staff. Staff are adhering to strict hygiene and cleaning policies according to the WA Health Department’s guidelines; All staff who are able to work from home are now doing so with a rostering system in order to strictly enforce social distancing and minimisation of contact with others and patients; Western Haematology and Oncology Clinics (WHOC) where we are co-located are taking strict measures to ensure the health and safety of patients, carers and staff during this pandemic; If a staff member falls under any of the attendance restrictions outlined in the next section of this page below, they are not attending PBI or WHOC. All staff who are required to work at WHOC premises are taking a temporal (forehead) temperature check on arrival. Any staff (healthcare worker) who have a fever of 37.4 or higher AND have an acute respiratory infection will be considered a suspect COVID-19 case, meaning they will be required to immediately self-quarantine and get tested at a COVID-19 clinic as soon as possible. For patients: Before attending the waiting room please: Present to reception desk (G or L1) and complete COVID-19 screening questions. Use hand gel provided Have temperature checked using non-contact thermometer If temperature over 37.5 degrees Celcius, or screening questions not met; Retest temperature immediately. If temperature over 37.5 degrees, leave the premises immediately to your car/outside and wait for further instructions. Staff will direct you over the phone on the next steps. Allied Health Information PBI provides access to Allied Health Services to assist patients with overall wellbeing. Contact us by email at [email protected] or phone (08)9200 5300 to discuss access to the following services; Clinical Psychologist (Mary Scott) Requires referral, contact PBI for more information. Physiotherapist (Jeremy Ingram) Dietician (Emma Slee) Requires referral and private health insurance Contact Us For general enquiries please contact us by email at [email protected] or phone (08)9200 5300.