Patient Confidentiality

Everyone working for the hospital has a legal duty to keep information held about you confidential and secure.

Information concerning you or your condition can often be of a sensitive nature which you may not wish to be known by others. Staff dealing with information are under obligation by law to make sure it is protected at all times.

The duty of our staff
Giving patients the best care possible can sometimes mean sharing personal information with other sources, for example, other hospital departments or GP practises directly concerned with your treatment. Whenever information is shared, St. James's Hospital staff adhere to strict codes of confidentiality. Staff sign a confidentiality agreement on commencing work within the hospital and receive the appropriate training.

For more information on what happens to your personal information please refer to What happens to information held about you, or pick up a leaflet in the hospital.

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