Freedom of Information (FOI)

Release of information

The Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Release of Information Department allows patients and other parties access to the medical records of people who have been treated at the hospital, subject to certain criteria.

The Release of Information Department may contacted as follows for guidance on how to request patient information.

Tel: (08) 6457 2427
Fax: (08) 6457 3523
Email: scgh.roiofficer@health.wa.gov.au

Requests for access are normally processed within 30 days of receipt.

Medical centres, general practitioners, and other hospitals who wish to access patient information should fax their request, along with patient consent, to the Release of Information Department.

Freedom of Information requests

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (external site) provides a general right of access to documents. Some documents are considered exempt under the Act and may not be released.

Patients and other parties may apply to access the medical records of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital patients under the Freedom of Information Act.

Applications made under the Freedom of Information Act should be made using an FOI request for information form (PDF).

Applications should be sent to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, along with a copy of your current photo identification, by one of the following methods.

Email: SCGH.FOI@health.wa.gov.au
Fax: (08) 6457 3523
Mail:
Release of Information Office
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Locked Bag 2012
NEDLANDS WA 6009

There is no charge for an application for personal information. Requests for non-personal information incur a fee of $30 plus administrative charges. Applications will be managed within 45 days unless otherwise negotiated.

Last Updated: 16/09/2019