Patient care, treatment and concerns

Everyone seeking or receiving healthcare in NSW has the right to appropriate treatment for their condition, the best possible care at all times, to be treated with respect and to be able to talk to someone immediately about their concerns.

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Advance care planning

Advance care planning

NSW Health is committed to respecting an individual's values and preferences.

Advance care planning helps you to make your wishes known about the type of health care you would want to receive if you became seriously ill or injured and were unable to say.

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Patient privacy

NSW Health is committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information, and has implemented measures to comply with its obligations under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.

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Complementary health

Complementary and alternative therapies refers to a diverse group of practices and products not considered part of evidence-based, conventional medicine.

Complementary health provides links to organisations responsible for regulating and investigating complaints about complementary health medicines and practitioners.

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Safety

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the safest possible environment for patients and staff. There is never an excuse to assault or abuse a healthcare worker or paramedic. Encouraging a culture of safety ensures the focus of health services remains on providing the best possible care for patients.

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Transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse

NSW Health has developed fact sheets for patients and GPs. These fact sheets will be reviewed following completion of related work being undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Page Updated: Wednesday 20 December 2017