In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) you have the right to request access to your medical record and personal information held by Yea & District Memorial Hospital (YDMH). Your rights extend to obtaining copies of information, viewing information or requesting an amendment to information that is incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date.
You can also request access to the medical information of another person with their written consent.
Each request is considered in accordance with the FOI Act. As a result some requested documents may be exempted. If so, you will be advised as to the reason why under the Act. In considering the request YDMH will take reasonable steps to be satisfied that the applicant has the right to access the requested information.
Some information is not available. This includes:
An application must be made in accordance with the FOI Act. You must:
Apart from the application fee access charges are levied in accordance with the FOI Act, however in certain circumstances these may be waived. Current charges are:
Payment is to be made by cash or cheque made payable to YDMH.
Yea & District Memorial Hospital
45 Station Street
YEA VIC 3717
45 Station Street
8.00am – 4.30pm / Mon – Fri
Upon receipt of your request:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your FOI application, in the first instance please contact the YDMH FOI Officer by telephoning (03) 5736 0400 to discuss the decision.
Following discussion if you are still dissatisfied you can:
Call 1300 006 842 (1300 00 OVIC) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
PO Box 24274
Melbourne VIC 3001
(03) 8684 7588
Interpreter and translation service
Call OVIC through TIS National: 131 450