Your personal health information is private

Manitoba’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) provides individuals with the right to access (view), request a copy and / or ask for corrections to their personal health information. PHIA also protects information about you and your care. Everyone who works at HSC, including students and volunteers, will respect your privacy.

Accessing your personal health information
You have the right to view your chart to see what care we are currently providing to you at HSC. Please ask your unit staff directly and we will make this information available to you within 24 hours.

If you would like to view or request copies of information about your care after your discharge, we will provide the opportunity to you as soon as possible within 30 days.

Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
Health Information Services
Attn: Health Information Correspondence
MS137 - 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9

Fax: 204-787-5002

*Click here to download a Request Personal Health Information form. Please note that the request form must be submitted in-person, by fax or mailed to the above address. Information requests received by e-mail will not be processed.

If you want to know more or have questions, please call 204-787-3313.

Sharing your information

Unless you tell us not to, we can:

  • Share your general health status (e.g. critical, stable) and location (e.g. room number) with family, friends and others. We may also share information about the care you are receiving with your family and friends only if it is good medical or professional practice and your care team believes you would agree to share it (e.g. how your surgery went).
  • Share your location with representatives from your religious or spiritual community – if you have told our staff that you belong to one – so they may visit you.
  • Upon discharge, share your name and mailing address only with the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, which raises money for research and patient care at HSC. After discharge, they may send you a letter about future charitable donations. This does not apply to patients under 18 years of age.
  • Share your personal health information with the doctors, nurses and other members of your healthcare team who need it to provide you with care. If other health care providers need to know your information to understand, continue or follow your treatment, we can share appropriate and relevant details with them.

If at any point you change your mind about information you would like to share, please tell your nurse and we will immediately make the change in our records.

Any personal health information recorded in our PsycHealth Centre is protected under the Mental Health Act.

If you would like to know more about your rights under the Personal Health Information Act, please ask the individuals caring for you, or visit www.gov.mb.ca/health/phia/index.html. You may also contact the HSC Privacy Officer at 204-787-1050.

Media
Sometimes patients and families would like to speak with members of the media, or media may want to contact you. You are welcome to speak with them if you choose, but media must contact our Communications office at 204-787-3922 to arrange it. If you agree to an interview, we will coordinate a suitable place that respects the privacy of other patients and does not disrupt activity in our units.

 

 
 


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