Everyone working in our hospital understands that they need to keep your information safe. This is called Information Governance, and is all about keeping your information confidential or protecting your privacy. Our staff and any students from universities or colleges are taught about how to keep your information private and safe.
We tell them that they are only allowed to look at your information if they are involved in your care or if they need it to help us run our hospital. They understand that they must keep any information about you safe.
This is very important when we look at the information that identifies you. This information might include your name or address and anything you come to see us about. We are not allowed to give any of this information to anyone who shouldn’t see it. This includes talking to people about it.