Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights outlines a full description of the rights of patients who use the Australian Health System. These rights have been officially outlined in a document in order to ensure that all healthcare providers in Australia are delivering the highest level of quality and safety.

Your rights include:

  • access to health care
  • safe care
  • being treated with dignity and respect
  • the ability to be communicated to in a clear and informed manner
  • the ability to participate in making your own decisions about your care
  • the right to privacy
  • the right to comment on your care and have any concerns addressed.

To understand the full list of Rights and Responsibilities, please read the charter document.