What happens to information about me?
Health information privacy
We need information from you to treat you effectively and safely. When asking for information, staff will maintain your privacy. Only those involved in your care will have access to your medical information. Information is stored in a secure manner, both paper-based and electronically. We support, promote and comply with the 11 Health Privacy Principles.
Other health professionals such as your local doctor or those treating you at another hospital will require information on medical care provided. Verbal information on your general condition is usually given out on request to your next of kin, family or friends. If you do not want any information to be given out, please tell your treating staff. We do not release specific information without your consent unless required by legislation.