Cairns Fertility Centre is committed to managing your health information in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth and State privacy laws and the Australian Privacy Principles contained within the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
We will collect your personal information and health information to provide you with quality health care. The information is collected following the signing of a Privacy Consent. It is necessary for CFC to collect personal information from patients and sometimes others who may be associated with your healthcare. The information we may collect is outlined in the Privacy Consent and any information collected from third parties only where it is permitted under the Australian Privacy Principles.
Information collected is used to provide appropriate treatment and care by your health care providers, for health fund billing and medical rebate purposes, quality assurance and clinical audit activities, health service monitoring and accreditation. These bodies have strict policies relating to access and use of your information to protect your rights.
We respect your right to privacy, however if you choose to provide incomplete or inaccurate information or to withhold relevant information then we may not be able provide the service that you require.
You may obtain access to your Health Record provided that your request is genuine and does not impinge on the confidentiality of others. Video/CD images will not be released. More information may be obtained by contacting our Director of Nursing.
If you use our website for purposes of enquiry or submission of information, we will handle your personal information and enquiry in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Act, and other relevant privacy laws.
Please feel free to discuss any concerns, questions or complaints relating to the handling of your personal and health information by writing to our Director of Nursing:
PO Box 2423, Cairns QLD 4870