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Your rights and responsibilities

As our patient, you not only have the right to safe and high quality health care, but also to be treated with respect, dignity and be included in all decisions and choices about your care.

Australian charter of healthcare rights

All of our hospital and services fully support the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. The charter describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system.

Raise concerns about a patient's health (Ryan's Rule)

Ryan’s Rule assists you to get help when you are concerned about a patient in hospital who is getting worse or not improving. All CQ Health hospitals and services fully support this initiative.

Clinical handover

We support and encourage you or your carer to actively participate during the clinical handover process, which occurs frequently during your stay.

Last updated: 1 May 2018