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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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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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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Cardiac arrest and defibrillators

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation can play an important role in survival of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Anyone can use a defibrillator – they have verbal and visual instructions to guide you.

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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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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.

Current as at: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Contact page owner: NSW Ministry of Health