The Park Private Hospital is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The Park Private Hospital collects personal information for the purpose of providing health care, and purposes that relate directly to providing health care. Personal information is usually collected directly from the patient, but may be obtained elsewhere provided that the patient has consented or where emergency treatment is required, and the patient is unable to consent.
The Park Private Hospital may collect, use or disclose personal information for the following purposes:
- Where the patient has consented.
- For use by a multidisciplinary treating team;
- To liaise with health professionals, Medicare and Health Funds;
- In an emergency situation where a patient’s life is a risk and cannot consent to disclosure;
- For the operational management of The Park Private Hospital including processes related to risk management, safety, quality assurance and accreditation activities;
- To maintain medical records as required under our policies and by law; or
- For other purposes required or permitted by law.
- The use of purpose if for a purpose directly related to provided the patient with health care;
- The Park Private Hospital is permitted by law or required to do so.
- For the education of The Park Private Hospital staff members.
Patients have a general right of access to personal information contained within their medical records and may request that amendments be made where it is believed that the medical record contains inaccurate information.
All applications for access to, or amendment of, medical records must be made in writing using the hospital endorsed ‘Request to Access a Medical Record’ form. All applications must be directed to the Health Information Manager (HIM) and must be approved by the Director of Nursing (DON)
To apply for access to your medical record, please contact Reception.