Privacy at Eastern Health

Eastern Health - Protecting Your Privacy pamphlet

Department of Health- Privacy pamphlet

Eastern Health respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of every individual.

We are required by law to ensure that all personal and health information pertaining to patients and staff remains confidential. Eastern Health complies with all legislation relating to privacy and confidentiality including:

  • the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic)
  • Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)
  • Freedom of Information 1982 (Vic)
  • the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)

The existing provisions of the Mental Health Act still apply.

Eastern Health cannot use or disclose personal or health information without the consent of the individual, except if it is required, authorized or permitted under law.

Staff are bound by a strict code of confidentiality.

More information on the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Information on My Health Record at Eastern Health