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.