The JSDS Patient Rights and Responsibilities policy is available upon request and information is also provided to patients below.

JSDS collects personal information that is necessary to provide an effective service focused on optimum patient outcomes to plan appropriate treatment and care for the individual.

The information is collected from the individual and/or carer/relative, medical practitioners and other allied health providers.

Security safeguards are in place in the Day Surgery to protect health information.

Such safeguards include care of individual information whilst that individual is receiving treatment and on discharge from the Day Surgery. Comprehensive policies and procedures, in relation to the management of clinical records in accordance with Australian National Standards are in place to guide our staff.

Patients must identify themselves in line with identification with Medicare or their health fund.

All patient records are confidentially stored in line with acceptable standards.

Periodic reviews and audits are undertaken to monitor compliance in standards.

Personal information may be discussed where legally required, e.g. submission of data to the NSW Ministry of Health or Commonwealth Health Department.

Additional use of information, if consent is obtained from the individual includes; informing the person nominated for disclosure of information of treatment outcomes and to obtain consent for necessary treatment when the individual is unable to provide such consent.

Personal information about our patients will assist in the development of service delivery and planning of the centre, undertaking of quality activities, research and development projects or for education purposes.

The Day Surgery will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information collected, used or disclosed is accurate, complete and up to date. At all times the Hospital will respect and protect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Each patient is able to access their personal information and upon request will be provided with a release of consent form that is retained as a permanent part of the  record relevant to a particular admission.

Patients are able to contact the Director of Nursing if they wish to view or correct their personal information.

Patient consents include an opportunity for patients to identify persons with whom we can disclose personal information.