Freedom of Information

'The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.'

The Freedom of Information Act recognises that as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can make complaints if you need to. You have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.

Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to access your own clinical records and you can do this by setting out the information you want in writing to:-

The Medical Records Department
St Ann's Hospital
69 Haven Road
Canford Cliffs
Poole
Dorset
BH13 7LN

Please use the link below to find out further information about Freedom of Information:

http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/freedom_of_information/public ation_schemes.aspx