We know you need to trust your health provider before you give them sensitive personal information. You can expect that we will deal with this information in an ethical, lawful and confidential way. Your health information will only be discussed or made available to those involved in your care.
During your hospital stay, confidential medical records will be kept of your illness and treatment. This includes test results, x-rays and scans. These will be put with any previous records if you have been a patient before. If you are transferred to another hospital, a copy of your medical record will usually go with you so you receive the appropriate care.
If you wish to see your medical record ask a staff member. Our administrative access to health records policy manages this access. Information concerning you will not be given to anyone else unless you give your consent in writing.
Some government organisations may be legally allowed to access information about you such as births and deaths, or notice of infectious diseases. Please ask the staff if you would like to know more.
You have the right to choose whom your doctor will talk to about your condition. During your stay you may choose to have one person in your family or a friend be the main point of contact between the hospital and your family. This person can contact the hospital with enquiries about your condition.