Everyone seeking or receiving healthcare in NSW has certain rights and responsibilities. These include the right to access, safety, respect, communication, participation, privacy and to comment on their care. A partnership between patients and public healthcare providers leads to the best possible outcomes.
Staff in NSW Health facilities play a vital role in this process as people seeking or receiving care are not always in the position to review their rights. For more information, refer to the NSW Health Policy Directive, Your Health Rights and Responsibilities.