INPATIENTS & PRIVACY

Amherst Ward at Maryborough Hospital provides inpatient care for medical, surgical, obstetric, haemodialysis and palliative care patients.  The ward is staffed by an experienced team of nursing staff with a strong commitment to high standards of clinical care.  Please visit the Acute Care page for further information.

MDHS staff are fully qualified and registered health professionals and in addition to clinical education, also attend regular training sessions in customer service, confidentiality and their responsibilities to patients and clients in their care.

For patients, residents or clients requiring assistance with language interpretation, a free interpreting service is available at MDHS.

Patients, residents and clients are informed of their rights on first contact with the health service that all health information collected and medical records held in relation to their treatment is respected and confidentially maintained.

MDHS recognises and is committed to the protection of the privacy of patient, resident, client and staff information.  The health service has policies in place to ensure compliance with the Health Records Act (Victoria) 2001, Privacy Act 2000 and the Information Privacy Act 2000.

Access to documents and records held by MDHS may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.  Members of the public wishing to access documents can apply in writing to the FOI Officer at MDHS.  Please visit the Feedback & FOI page for further information.