Elective surgery information

COVID-19 testing and screening are important ways for us to keep our hospitals safe and will enable us to better manage your care if you are unwell.


Before you come to hospital

You may be asked to complete a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before admission and / or a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the day of admission. If this is the case, you will receive a phone call from with details and instructions.

The day before your admission, you will be provided with information to call us if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

  1. Are you OR anyone in your household currently under a quarantine or self-isolation order from the Department of Health?
  2. Have you visited a location identified by the Department of Health as an exposure site within the last 14 days?
  3. Have you been in close contact with a known COVID-19 case within the last 14 days?
  4. Does your work bring you in contact with arriving international travellers?
  5. Have you received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 10 days?
  6. Are you awaiting results for a COVID-19 test?
  7. Do you have a fever OR recent (last 3 days) history of

    fever (e.g. night sweats, chills)?


    Have any respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose)?


    Have recent loss of taste or smell?

On your arrival

We have limited the entrances to our hospitals so we can complete our required screening processes. Please check the map (PDF) for the approved entrances and plan your visit with ample time.

You will be provided with a surgical mask when you arrive which must be worn when moving around the hospital. We are aware that some people do have mask exemptions and if this applies to you, you will be required to show those exemptions on entry. This assists us to support you.

Visitors, carers and support persons

Reducing the number of visitors to our site is a key strategy to reduce the risk of patients, visitors and staff contracting COVID-19.

We know that having friends and family to support you is important so please check our website for the latest guidelines and restrictions and ask those who will be visiting you to plan ahead.

Please note, all visitors will also need to scan in, undergo health screening, wear a surgical mask and provide evidence of their vaccination status. Visitors may not be able to attend if they answer YES to any of the screening questions.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, please notify a member of staff so they can connect you with the Aboriginal Liaison Service.

If you have any questions, please contact the Consumer Liaison Service at SCGHCLS@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 6457 2867.

Last Updated: 02/03/2022