What happens to information about you while you are a client of our service?
Who are we?
We are one of several community health services in your area, working in partnership with you to meet your health needs.
What information do we collect about you?
We keep your name and contact details on your health record. Other details such as your care plan and information about your health are recorded each time you visit.
Why do we collect your information? The information we collect helps us to keep up-to-date details about your needs, so we can care for you in the best possible way. We also use the information to better manage and plan this service.
Who else sees your information?
Your information can only be seen by the staff in our service involved in your care. We only release information about you, if you agree or if we are required by law, such as in a medical emergency.
What say do you have in what happens to your information?
You have a say in what happens to your information. We rely on the information you give us to help provide the right care for you. If you decide not to share some of your information or restrict access to your health record, this is your right, but it may affect our ability to provide you with the best possible services. Talk to us if you wish to change or cancel your consent.
How will your information be protected?
We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your record. The privacy of your information is also protected by law. We treat your information in the strictest confidence and store it securely.
Can you access your information?
Yes, you have a right to request access to your information and to ask for it to be corrected, if necessary.
Any other questions?
Please talk to one of our staff if you have any other questions or complaints about what happens to your information while you are our client, or if you wish to access your record.