Radiotherapy Department General Advice

3. Staff Consideration

  • Wearing of surgical mask for radiation therapists when treating all patients
  • PPE MUST BE worn when caring for confirm or suspected COVID-19 patients
  • Hand-washing / sanitizing prior to treatment/procedure rooms for all patient
  • Consider having split team arrangement to ensure continuity of service
  • Implementing working from home whenever possible such as administrative team or the treatment planning team through remote access planning
  • If possible avoid staff rotation to different machines or location during this period to minimize cross infection
  • Consider twice daily temperature taking for all staff- eg. Once before reporting to work and once in mid-day.
  • Mandate self-reporting of symptoms and exposure by all staff
  • If possible identify vulnerable category of RTTs staff to arrange for  non-patient contact work