Rights & responsibilities

The Private Patients’ Hospital Charter

The Burnside War Memorial Hospital supports the Private Patients Hospital Charter under section 73F of the National Health Act (1953).

The Charter aims to:

  • Inform patients of what they can reasonably require from private health insurance funds, medical practitioners, private and public hospitals and day hospital facilities; and
  • Advise people of matters to consider in making decisions about becoming contributors to health funds.

The Charter highlights the above information that may assist private patients to manage their health care. It also provide guidance for doctors, hospitals and health funds to ensure that private patients obtain the best health value from their private health insurance.

An information sheet is available in all patient rooms and further information can be obtained from the Department of Health website.

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