Privacy – information collected

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Information Collected

Your Privacy is Important to US

What Type of Information Do We Collect About You?

To provide you with quality health care, we collect both personal and health information from you. Your legal name, date of birth, address, Health Card Number and extended health insurance numbers are examples of personal information. Your health history, the records of your visits to the hospital and what health care we provide to you during those visits are examples of your health information.

How Is Your Information Used?

The information we collect from you is used:

To provide you with quality health care and follow up care in the community.

To carry out quality assurance to help make us better.

For patient satisfaction surveys to see how we are doing.

To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

For fundraising for equipment and facilities to provide you with the most modern health care services.

For education to keep current health care practitioners up to date and to train new health care practitioners for the future.

If your information were to be used for any other purpose, your specific permission would be required first.

Do We Share Your Information with Anyone?

The hospital shares your health information with health care providers at other hospitals, health care agencies, nursing homes, etc., who become part of your health care team for the purpose of your continuing care. Your information is shared with agencies that fund the hospitals, for example, OHIP, health insurance companies and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

We may also provide personal information to hospital consultants, and professional advisors to assist the hospitals to function and provide care to our patients. What we share with these agencies is bound by law.

Click on this link to learn more on the sharing of your health information