We believe you are entitled to:
- The best care possible
- To be treated with dignity and respect at all times
- To be fully informed about your examination
- To privacy at all times
All information recorded in your health records is confidential.
Your record will only be accessed by the staff who are responsible for the clerical records, and the Radiologist and Technologist who are providing your care. All personnel in this practice are, by their employment contracts, bound to maintain strict patient confidentiality.
Other health care providers are given your personal health data only when you are being referred for other health advice or services.
In order to claim fees from ACC and other funding agencies, some data is given on specially prepared forms.
Under the Privacy Act you have the right to have access to your personal information held at this practice via your Medical Practitioner.
No other information will be given to a third party without your permission.
General X-ray examinations do not require an appointment, but if the practice is very busy, patients with appointments are seen before those who do not.
If you are to have an ultrasound, special examination (eg barium studies) or CT, you will need an appointment. Please phone our Call Centre 0800 426 723 or visit your local Hamilton Radiology practice to make this appointment.