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    Quote Originally Posted by allyoo View Post
    That depends on the hospital sadly !

    For me i was going to have to pay $60 straight off the bat & then if it went over something like 5 pages they charged $1 for every page thereafter.

    They also wanted me to pay an extra $60 because Boof was classed as an extra patient so his records couldnt be released at the same time .... I was furious !

    Luckily for me i didnt actually go ahead with it because i later found out that my records arent even filled out properly
    Yep charged me too, they wanted another fee for the kids, so i haven't got them ones yet. Mine cost $29 But it was only a smallish file.

    If you want them, i would get them. Get someone you know, that is a nurse or something to read through them for you, they are pretty hard to read.

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    Thanks everyone, thats great to know. I will be giving birth in a different hospital with baby number 2, so it will be handy to have all the notes, as im not sure whether they will let me have a vaginal birth again next time.

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    Yes i got mine and it didn't cost me anything as i went to a public hospital.

    You will probably have to get someone with a medical background to help you understand it all as medical staff use a lot of terminology and abbreviations.Lucky for me i am a nurse

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    I got copies of both of mine!

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    I'm interested on what basis they can charge you such a substantial sum to get hold of your own medical records?
    Surely a person has a right and a responsibility to know all they can about their own health.

    OT I realise. Just wondering.

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    Default Article about "How to Get Your Hospital Notes"

    Hi - I'm from Birthtalk in Brisbane - we run a free support group for women who have had a disappointing, difficult or traumatic birth.

    We have written an article called "Retrieving Your Notes - a Healing Step", that includes everything to ask for when you request your notes.

    It is at http://www.birthtalk.org/Articles.html.

    There are also other articles on this page, including 'Feelings After a Caesarean", and "Birth Trauma".

    HTH, and take care,
    Melissa
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    Thats great Lissbee, thankyou very much. I still havent managed to get hold of anyone to get my notes, keep leaving messages, will perservere!

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    Im going to sticky this thread, because there is so much useful information in it on how to obtain your records.

    Thank you everyone for your contributions!

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    After i had my DS the midwives left my record book in the room so i had a read through it. The doctor that came in to check DS out caught me reading it and had a go at me. She told me i had no right to be reading it and i need to ask permission and be given an ok before i could . I ponted out that it was my record.. all about me but she said it was irrelevant. I just though WTF? and ignored her and continued reading..lol. There were rather nasty comments and alot of it was written in a real derogatory way. I guess that may have been why they didn't want me to see it? but still makes no sense seeing as you can obtain a copy of your records. I never actually knew that until i read this thread..lol

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    Mine cost about $40 and that was incl the extra 50c a page for over 80 pg.
    That's down from $180. They must have changed there policy (so glad i waited)
    That was Westmead, Sydney


 

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