All staff members at the hospital must preserve the confidentiality of your medical condition and personal relations.

The professional secrecy also applies towards relatives. This means that you, as a close relative, may only receive information about, for example your wife/husband, if she/he has given her/his consent.

Healthcare professionals will usually disclose information to other healthcare professionals, who are to continue your treatment. For example, should you get transferred to treatment in another department or hospital, then all necessary information will be disclosed.

Your general practitioner will get information about your treatment on the hospital through a discharge letter.

You decide who will be allowed to receive information about your medical condition, and you have the right to object to the staff passing on your information to other people, relatives or authorities, for example your general practitioner.

 

Patientkontoret
Januar 2011
Tavshedspligt, videregivelse og indhentning af information