- Patients: What to Expect
- Eye Health
Centre for eye Health (‘CFEH’ or ‘the Centre’) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our clients.
Privacy legislation regulates the way organisations can collect, use, store and disclose personal information. CFEH is bound by the Information Privacy Act 2009, the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy) Act 2012 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 when collecting and handling your personal information. This flyer provides our clients with details of the purposes for which the Centre collects their information, what information is held and how this information can be accessed.
CFEH is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our clients and has implemented measures to comply with its obligations under the relevant legislation.
In order to provide the best possible standard of care, CFEH collects information about its clients. This information is considered sensitive and is only used for the benefit of the client.
CFEH collects uses and discloses information about our clients for the following purposes:
CFEH collects information relating to clients from a number of sources, including their referral form, registration form, consultation and testing.
The Centre only collects information which is relevant and necessary for the purposes of CFEH operations.
The information collected may include:
Please Note: If clients choose not to provide these personal details, CFEH may not be able to provide them with the services they require. The Centre may also be limited in its ability to assist clients.
CFEH seeks to keep client information that is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To assist with this, we ask clients to contact us if any of their details change. In addition, if clients believe that the information we have about them is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, they can contact the Centre so the necessary adjustments can be made.
No information about our clients will be forwarded to a third party without prior consent from the client, except where required by law. Except in the case of service provision and ongoing communication, client information will be depersonalised, making it impossible for our clients to be identified. This means that client names will not appear on any research or teaching material.
Occasionally, CFEH may contact clients to provide them with current research updates or to invite them to participate in a research project. If clients do not wish to receive these communications, please contact the Centre.
All information is held on a secure database and securely stored in hard copy format and may only be accessed by authorised staff.
If it is necessary for a consultant ophthalmologist to be involved in your consultation at CFEH, you automatically become a patient of SESIAHS and your information is provided to them.
Clients have the right to request access to their information or for their information to be provided to another health-care practitioner. All such requests must be made in writing to the Executive Officer, Centre for Eye Health.
To ensure security of client information is maintained, if a client requests access to their information, they will be required to validate their identity prior to being given access.
Feedback from our clients, be it in the form of a compliment, suggestion or complaint, is very important to us.
There are three ways clients can provide feedback: