Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Chatswood Private Hospital is committed to providing the best possible health care and outcomes for each and every patient.

We have a commitment to the Privacy Act and Principles and the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. An integral part of providing this standard of care is ensuring that patients are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

The rights of all patients at Chatswood Private Hospital are guarded by State and Commonwealth laws.

Our patients have the right to:

  • Privacy, dignity and respect
  • Access to healthcare relevant to their needs
  • Receive safe and high quality care
  • Confidentiality of personal and medical information
  • Be informed about our facilities, services, treatment, options and costs in a clear and open manner
  • Comment on their care and have their concerns addressed
  • Referrals to other services
  • Participation in the planning of their care.

Our patients have a responsibility to:

  • Provide accurate and personal information
  • Follow all instructions given by doctors and nursing staff
  • Respect the rights of other patients
  • Provide health fund details prior to admission or alternatively, provide full payment on admission.

Chatswood Private Hospital is committed to being a standard bearer and centre of excellence. To ensure the highest standards of patient care, we have a continuous process of incremental quality improvements. We continually monitor our hospital’s performance against our quality objectives.

As part of our commitment to quality care, we welcome all compliments, suggestions and complaints.

In the unlikely event that the care you received did not meet your expectations or go as planned, we are committed to communicating with you openly and honestly to bring the matter to a successful conclusion.

Click here to download Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.