Patient Safety

PathWest Safety Advice

Patient and staff safety is of the utmost importance to PathWest. We undertake a variety of safety measures to ensure the wellbeing and safety of patients attending and staff rostered/working at PathWest collection centres across the state. PathWest has also implemented additional measures, in keeping with public health directives and standards, for COVID-19.

Safety Measures at PathWest Collection Centres

All PathWest collection centres take a range of measures to ensure that the safety of patients and staff is prioritised.

PathWest follows the Western Australian Department of Health guidelines for infection control including the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well adhering to hygiene requirements.

All PathWest collection staff members undergo training in order to perform professional specimen collection safely, without risk to patients or staff.

All PathWest collection centres are National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited against NPAAC requirements. Learn more about PathWest quality management.

COVID-19-Related Patient Safety Advice

PathWest is not currently conducting COVID-19 swab testing at any of its community based collection centres. Please see a list of the latest Department of Health COVID clinic locations​.

Please be assured that PathWest collection centres adhere to the current social distancing measures put in place for the COVID-19 response, including providing appropriate chair spacing in waiting room areas and restricting how many patients can enter a centre at the one time.

PathWest staff adheres to state government travel requirements, undergoing 14 days isolation where interstate travel has been undertaken.

If you have any questions or would like to provide your feedback, you can email PathWest here.

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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2020