Ballarat Cardiology is committed to respecting the dignity of each patient. Guided by the value of respect, we will manage all personal information in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988(Cth) and all relevant State legislation.
To support the provision of a high quality of care to each of our patients, we will often require the sourcing or providing of past reports and clinical information. To do this we require each patient to provide us with a signed consent to access (or release) medical records from (or to) any health service provider that requires the information for the purpose of treatment or audit of your current, past or any future conditions. This is on our new Patient Information Form and the prompt completion of this form allows for us to action your referral appropriately.
All patients have a right to access their health records and if you wish to do so, please contact the practice manager.