Confidentiality & Privacy
Patients have a right within law to personal information and privacy within the following terms to:
- Have details of conditions and treatment kept in confidence by medical and other hospital staff, unless the law requires that such information be given to a designated person or authority
- Be clinically interviewed and examined in surroundings designed to assure reasonable privacy
- Expect all communications pertaining to the illness and condition be treated as confidential
- Inform the nursing staff if they do not wish to see a visitor
- Exercise any of the aforestated rights on behalf of children or wards if you are a parent or guardian of a patient
The Mater is committed to providing the highest level of care and attention. We welcome feedback, comments and invite you to complete the Patient Comment Card, which assists in the evaluation of the hospital’s services.
It is possible that we may not meet your expectations. If this happens and you have been dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, please inform the Nurse Unit Manager of your ward immediately so that we can address the situation.
Should you wish to make a complaint or have an issue investigated further, please ask your Nurse Unit Manager to arrange contact with Director of Nursing & Clinical Services or the Executive Director.