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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    I'm wanting to get copy's of my hospital records, especially for my labour and birth and for my recent hospital stay and surgery.

    Where do I start, who do I got to to get the ball rolling?

    It's through a Public Brisbane hospital.

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    Call the hospital and ask to speak to the freedom of information person, or patient liaison officer.

    Generally you need to sign forms for Freedom of Information, to have your records released.

    Often it will be advised that when you look at the records, a medical person will be with you to help you translate them.

    Unbelievable how many abbreviations/acronyms are used in hospitals/med records.

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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    Ring the hospital? You *may* have to pay a fee for a copy of your record. You are legally allowed to request and they have to provide a copy.

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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    Ring the hospital and pp said you may have to pay for it

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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    Thank-You.
    Yes, I expected to have to pay money.
    I'll give them a call tomorrow

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    Birthtalk.org... They have a whole section dedicated to what exactly you should ask for etc

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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    I asked for mine after a bad experience and was told no. I told them a lawyer would be in contact and they gave me a piece of paper to fill out and I got them within 30 days

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    What happened? I would like a copy of mine as well but how long do they keep them as mine were 10 yrs ago?

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    I had a bad birth at a public hospital in QLD and was sent a letter offering a meeting with the head of obs & the nurse manager for birth suite. Did you get this? They would go over all the details at one of these.

    I still haven't taken the offer but I wonder if I should...

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    Default Obtaining medical records from public hospital.

    Leoness, I would assume it is the same nationwide, but in SA they are kept indefinitely. They should def still have only 10 years ago.


 

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