Freedom of Information (FOI)
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 gives members of the public a legally enforceable right to access information held by the South Australian Government, subject to certain conditions.
The Act extends as far as possible the rights of the public to access documents held by the government, and to ensure that records held by government concerning the personal affairs of members of the public are not incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading. The Act encourages disclosure of information to the public, subject to such restrictions within the Act as are necessary to protect legitimate agency, public and private interests.
Women's and Children's Health Network hold records for:
- Women's and Children's Hospital (previously Adelaide Children's and Queen Victoria Hospitals)
- Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS)
- Yarrow Place
- Women's Health Service
- Helen Mayo House
- Metropolitan Youth Health ( formerly The Second Story)
There is an application fee, as set by State Records – the current application fee is identified on the application form. Some requests have an additional processing charge. The Women’s and Children’s Health Network FOI team will advise you of these charges once they receive your application and begin processing it. For more information on costs, see the SA Health Freedom of information page, or contact the Women’s and Children’s Health Network FOI team below.
How to apply
When making an FOI application, you will need to provide enough information to enable the correct documents to be identified. If you are uncertain, it is recommended that you contact the agency’s FOI Officer for assistance.
Advice about how you would like to access the documents should be included in your FOI application.
When submitting an FOI request to the Women's and Children's Health Network, please read our fact sheet first, and then complete the WCHN Freedom of Information Access Application Form.
Alternatively, applications can be made by:
- completing an online freedom of information request form through State Records
- sending a letter or email (see contact details below) with relevant identification and application fee.
There are currently no public FOIs available.