Western Health is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information (including health information and other sensitive information) that it collects and uses.
INFORMATION COLLECTION STATEMENT
For Western Health to provide healthcare services (including hospital, diagnostic imaging, outpatient and residential aged care services), conduct clinical trials and research activities, employ and train staff, we need to collect personal information or health information (including CCTV) (Information) about our patients, our staff and other individuals.
We may also collect Information about you from third parties such as our service providers, treating healthcare professionals and government agencies.
If you do not provide your information us, we may not be able to provide you with the services you request of us, employ you or otherwise work or transact with you.
If you are a patient, we may disclose your Information to other parties, including your treating healthcare professionals, your emergency contact/next-of-kin, organisations funding the provision of our services to you (such as TAC or WorkCover) and government departments such as Medicare.
We will also disclose certain Information where we are required to do so by law about patients who have specific conditions to the Victorian or Commonwealth Government, their departments or agencies and to organisations that maintain a health or disease register.
Where you consent, we may contact you with updates about Western Health. Unless you have told us not to, we may share limited Information with the Western Health Foundation for fundraising purposes.