Hutt Valley DHB takes great care to ensure the privacy of your health information is respected.
We collect information about you and your health to provide the best possible care and to record important statistics.
Accessing your health information
If you are or have been a patient of Hutt Valley DHB you have the right to ask for, and be given, access to your personal health information.
In most cases we should be able to provide you with the information within 20 working days. If your request is urgent please tell us and the reason why and we will do our best to meet your timeframe.
To request your records for Hutt Valley patients please ring the health records department at Hutt Valley DHB on (04) 566 6999.
If you think that the information we hold is wrong, you can ask for it to be corrected.
Apart from simple factual information, (including name, date of birth and ethnicity), you may be asked to provide a statement about the correction you would like. This statement can be attached to your file.
If you wish to access another person's medical records, we need their consent before we can release the information to you.
Please contact our health records department on (04) 566 6999 for help with any of this.
Our transparency statement explains how Hutt Valley DHB collects, manages, uses and shares information about identifiable individuals.
It applies to both HVDHB and our representatives including our employees, contractors and volunteers.
Please click here to see our transparency statement.