Protecting your Health Information at Sunshine Private Hospital 

Facts and circumstances of collection

Unitas Healthcare Sunshine Private Hospital (SPH) will create and retain records of your condition and the treatment provided, this information will be held in an electronic patient administration system and electronic health record.

Information is also obtained from a range of sources including from you, your referring doctor or GP or family members.

These records are confidential. SPH store and manage your health information in accordance with Privacy Act 1988(Cth) which governs the collection, storage, use and disclosure of health information. SPH comply with all relevant legislation including the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic),

My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth) and Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

The contents may only be released or divulged with your consent, where justified by law or where the request for release of information meets the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (1982). 

Routine disclosures of your personal information

It may be necessary for parts of your medical record to be disclosed to other medical professionals to plan and provide your treatment. This includes activities required to operate our hospital, including providing information to your health fund, DVA, the Supplier/manufacturer of your prosthesis, to our insurer, your specialist and your general practitioner. 

A full version of the Sunshine Private Hospital Privacy and confidentiality Policy on our website

How can I access my information

Requests for access to your SPH health record can be made by completing and submitting the Request for Information form. The form contains all the required information such as costs and time frames for processing your request.

Should you require more information on accessing your information, please email [email protected] or phone 1300 600 978 and ask to speak with Health Information Services.

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