What Are Your and Your Family's Responsibilities?
You and your family/nominated spokesperson play a vital role in helping our medical team to provide their best quality healthcare and treatment.
As a patient, you can play your part by:
Giving our medical team the following information about your health:
- Complete and accurate information about your health, including present conditions, past illnesses, hospitalisation, medications and any other matters that the hospital should be aware of
- Complete and accurate personal particulars including your full name, address, date of birth and contact number
Advance Medical Directive (AMD), Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) certificate or made
Advance Care Plans (ACP)(if any)and whether you want it appropriately affected during your admission
Asking questions if you do not understand matters relating to your illness, treatment or care. If you need more help, our staff will provide a support person for you. You and your family are responsible for informing our medical team:
- As to whether you clearly understand what is expected
- Of any changes in your health and/or condition, and any problems you are having or have had, with your treatment
Following the doctor’s recommended treatment plan and care and:
- Participate actively in your treatment including decisions about your treatment plan, taking your medicines and keeping your follow-up appointment
- Inform the hospital of any problems which you may face in following the prescribed treatment plan. Please be assured that we will keep all information you have given private and confidential
- Take responsibility for any consequences if you refuse medical treatment or leave the hospital against medical advice