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. Chapters are amended periodically.

Index for Patient Matters Manual

Latest 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 344
The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines, also lists obsolete content that has been removed from:

  • Chapter 2 - Paediatrics
  • Chapter 6 - Emergency Care
  • Chapter 12 - Medical Care
  • Chapter 13 - Mental Health
  • Chapter 15 - Nursing
  • Chapter 16 - Aged Care Facilities
  • Chapter 17 - Obstetrics
  • Chapter 20 - Pharmaceutical Matters

Amendment 343

The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines, also lists obsolete content that has been removed from:

  • Chapter 17 - Obstetrics
  • Chapter 19 - Pathology
  • Chapter 20 - Pharmaceutical Matters
  • Chapter 25 - Travel assistance / transport services
  • Chapter 26 - Tissue / Organ

Current as at: Friday 9 December 2022