At Cairns Doctors, we collect personal information from our patients for the primary purpose of providing quality health care services. Our Doctors require you to provide your personal details and a full medical history so that they may properly assess, diagnose, treat and be proactive in your health care needs and any of your Health issues.
In accord with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, all information collected at Cairns Doctors is treated as ‘sensitive information’. To protect your privacy, this Practice operates strictly in accord with the Act.
All our Doctors and Staff here at Cairns Doctors are trained to handle your personal information discreetly and privately. We also engage in a range of security initiatives to protect your information from loss or misuse.
There may be serious repercussions if we do not know who you are, how to contact you or be able to contact you in a timely manner. Withholding personal health information from your GP or others involved in your health care may out your life or health at risk.
Health providers involved in your treatment and care may receive selected information from your personal health record. These include pathology, hospital, radiology and specialist services.
If you wish to access your personal information you are welcome to discuss this with your treating doctor. Should you require a copy of your personal information, it is usually available within 30 days and nominal charges may apply.