Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Consumer and Carer Privacy and Confidentiality

Consumer and Carer Privacy and Confidentiality

The WCH respects the privacy of everyone who accesses our services and information. We adhere to the PDF iconDepartment of Health Code of Fair Information Practice and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any information collected about our consumers

  • is accurate and up to date
  • contains only details which are relevant
  • is only available to people who need it to treat and care for our consumers or who have responsibilities related to their treatment and care and
  • is protected from misuse and unauthorised access by other people.

PDF iconRights and Responsibilities charter - SA Health

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Information Sharing Guidelines

WCHN will work closely with other agencies to coordinate the best support for you and your family. This means your informed consent to share information about you will be sought and respected in all situations unless:

  1. it is authorised or required by law, or
  2. it is unreasonable or impracticable to seek consent, or consent has been refused, and the disclosure is reasonably necessary to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the life, health or safety of a person or group of people.

last modified: 26 Feb 2018