Informed consent in healthcare means you will be provided with enough information to understand your treatment options and make the right decisions about your care.

Informed consent at the Eye and Ear

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Frequently asked questions

Your privacy

Personal information is collected by the Eye and Ear so we are able to provide care and treatment. To help protect your privacy we ensure:

  • Access to the hospital’s record and computer systems is controlled
  • Staff only have access to the systems their duties require
  • Paper records are securely stored
  • Paper records may only be accessed by authorised personnel
  • Your consent is required for the use of any information contained in the medical record for research, publications, or any other secondary purpose