Freedom of Information
If you are applying for information of a deceased person, you must provide identification which clearly shows that you are the closest relative to that person e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, in addition to providing personal identification. If you are not the closest relative, you must provide written authorisation from the closest relative permitting you to access the information.
Some documents including protection of essential public interest and the personal or commercial or business affairs of others may not be released.
Access may only be provided to part of a document if it contains information considered to be exempt.
Notice of Decision
You will be given written reasons if you are only given partial access to documents or refused access. You will be advised of your rights of review of the decision that has been made on your application.
There are no fees or charges if the application is for your own personal information or that of a closest relative.
An application fee of $30.00 is required for other applications, and there may be charges for dealing with the request.
What Happens when Access is Granted?
The copies of the documents will be available for collection from the Freedom of Information Office, or the copies of the documents will be sent to you by mail. If you are inspecting original documentation, this will be arranged by appointment, in the Freedom of Information Office.
You will be required to provide two forms of your proof of identification before access is provided.
How to Apply to Amend Your Personal Information
Should you believe that your personal information held by Royal Perth Hospital is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading, you may apply to have that information amended.
You may also apply to have a notation written by you to be placed on your record.
Your request must be in writing, and you must give as much information as you can to show how or why the records need to be amended.
You will be given written reasons if your amendment is refused. You will be advised of your rights of review of the decision that has been made on your application.
For any questions you may have regarding applying for access to documents held by Royal Perth Hospital, or the Freedom of Information Act 1992, please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator on:
Telephone: + 61 8 9224 2316
Please note: the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to requests received from outside Australia, unless the recipient lives within Australia.