We believe it is very important to ensure that your Urological problems are managed in a professional and confidential manner.
Urological surgeons frequently deal with medical problems that may be sensitive and embarrassing. We respect your privacy, and this includes the privacy of your confidential medical information.
We will need to collect and store personal and medical information about you as part of your medical care. All personal information about you remains confidential and will be stored securely.
We will share your confidential personal and medical information with third parties who are directly involved in your medical care, including your referring General Practitioner, other Specialists and Healthcare professionals, Hospitals and Healthcare Services.
We use letter, fax or Argus encrypted email when communicating with third parties to protect your privacy. We do not use unencrypted email or cloud storage systems for confidential patient information due to privacy concerns.
We are required by legislation to notify Government bodies (eg the Cancer Council) of specific clinical information. We may also share your de-identified information with other organisations for clinical audit or research (e.g. Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality, The Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry).
We are bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. These principles set the standards by which we handle your personal information.