Your Rights

Your Rights

The Victorian Charter of Healthcare outlines the rights that everyone has in relation to health care and these are as below.

Access - a right to access health care

Safety - a right to receive safe and high-quality health care

Respect - a right to be shown respect, and to be treated with dignity and consideration

Communication – a right to be informed about services, treatment options and costs in a clear and open way

Participation – a right to be included in decisions and to make choices about your health care

Privacy – a right to privacy and confidentiality of your personal information

Comment – a right to comment on your health care, and to have your concerns addressed

Training and Education – Clinical Schools

Bendigo Health is a teaching and training hospital for medical, nursing and allied health professionals. These students, under the supervision of an experienced member of staff, may be part of your care team. If for any reason you would prefer not to be treated by a supervised student, please do not hesitate to let a staff member know.

Safety is critical at Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health places the upmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of patients, staff, volunteers, families and visitors. We adopt a zero tolerance policy on violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff, other patients, visitors and volunteers. Suitably qualified staff are employed to enforce this policy where required.

Contact Us


100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550


03 5454 6000


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