The provision of quality health care is our principal concern. In order to provide this care, this practice is required to collect personal information from you regarding your general health, past medical or surgical events and family history. Without this general health picture, your treating doctor will be unable to plan your care appropriately.
This information is also included in referrals to other doctors and specialists, or for medical tests. Some disclosure may occur to third parties engaged by the practice for purposes such as accreditation, quality assurance, de-identified research to improve patient care, or for the provision of information technology. It may also be used to comply with any legislative or regulatory requirements.
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. It is not released without written consent. We have a legal and ethical duty to protect your information.
If you have any concerns with the way in which your privacy is handled by this practice please contact our Privacy Officer:
Mrs Linda Crawford
Aldinga Medical Centre
PO Box 1297
ALDINGA BEACH 5173
Telephone: 8550 2000
Should you feel your concerns have not been dealt with satisfactorily, you may direct them to:
Office of the Australian Information Commission
GPO Box 5218
SYDNEY NSW 1042
Telephone: 1300 363 992
Disclaimer: This website is not supervised by general practitioners and should not be substituted for professional medical advice. Please contact our surgery if you are in need of medical attention or 000 if the matter is urgent