Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury collects information about you and your health to provide you with appropriate care, to keep you and others safe, to plan for and fund health services, to carry out teaching and research, and for statistical purposes. This information is shared with others involved in your care.
Be assured that your information is kept secure. Only authorised persons have access to your information. This may include other agencies, where authorised by law, as well as your "home" health provider if we have provided your treatment but you normally reside outside of South Canterbury.
You have the right to request copies of any information Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury holds about you and to request changes to inaccurate information.
Sometimes a patient requests information from their patient file. Patients have a right to access their own information, but we need to be careful to ensure that the person requesting the information is who they say they are. That is why we need to see a form of identification with your signature and photo.
For other DHB's, GP's or public health agencies wanting to access patient information, please contact clinical records directly. Please contact clinical records directly via email@example.com