The Patient Matters Manual is a compilation of NSW Health policies and procedures relating to the care and treatment of clients of the health system and includes health record and privacy policies. Each chapter of the manual is an individual PDF that can be accessed below.

Amendments are made periodically to the manual and appear at the bottom of this page.

Chapter 1 - Anaesthetics
Chapter 2 - Paediatrics
Chapter 3 - Chaplaincy Services
Chapter 4 - Dental Care
Chapter 5 - Developmental Disability
Chapter 6 - Emergency Care
Chapter 7 - Eye Care
Chapter 8 - Policy on Smoking in the Workplace
Chapter 9 - Health Records and Information
Chapter 10 - Imaging Services
Chapter 11 - Infectious Diseases, Immunisation and Related Matters
Chapter 12 - Medical Care
Chapter 13 - Mental Health
Chapter 14 - Migrant Health
Chapter 15 - Nursing
Chapter 16 - Aged Care Facilities (Nursing Homes)
Chapter 17 - Obstetrics
Chapter 18 - Outpatients
Chapter 19 - Pathology
Chapter 20 - Pharmaceutical Matters
Chapter 21 - Radiotherapy
Chapter 22 - Statistical Information and Data
Chapter 23 - Aids and Appliances
Chapter 24 - Surgical Care
Chapter 25 - Travel Assistance/Transport Services
Chapter 26 - Tissue/Organ

Index for Patient Matters Manual

Amendments

Where a number appears at the bottom of an amended page [e.g. 173(24/01/13) - amendment number, date] an alteration has been made or a new section included.

 Amendment 331
Updates to the following chapters:   Chapter 2 - Paediatrics; Chapter 4 - Dental Care; Chapter 9 - Health Records and information.  The amendment sheet details new content added from guidelines and information bulletins and also lists obsolete content that has been removed.

 Amendment 330
Updates to the following chapters:  Chapter 12 - Medical Care; Chapter 14 - Migrant Health; Chapter 17 - Obstetrics; Chapter 25 -   Travel Assistance / Transport Services.  The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines and also lists obsolete content that has been removed.

 Amendment 329
Updates to the following chapters:  Chapter 2 - Paediatrics; Chapter 4 - Dental Care; Chapter 6 - Emergency Care; Chapter 11 - Infectious Diseases, Immunisation and Related Matters. The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines and also lists obsolete content that has been removed.

Page Updated: Wednesday 30 September 2020