Pacific Trust Otago Privacy Statement

Pacific Trust Otago takes privacy and confidentiality very seriously and adheres to the Health Information Privacy Code. This can be accessed in full at www.privacy.org.nz.  We may want to collect personal information from you, including information about your name, contact information, demographic, and medical history in order to provide necessary care.

Besides our staff, we share this information with WellSouth PHO and your own healthcare provider (General practitioner) in order to remain transparent in the delivery of your care.

We keep your information safe by storing it in Patient Medical System and only allowing access to clinical and admin staff who are essential to the care we provide. All Clinical Staff are legally bound by the Pacific Trust Otago Confidentiality Agreement.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal and health information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at clinic@pto.nz, or 03 455 1722, or 16 McBride Street.

Please note that this practice is contributing to, and accessing healthcare information from HealthOne  

What is HealthOne?

HealthOne is a South Island based secure electronic record that allows registered healthcare providers directly involved in your healthcare, to quickly access information such as your test results, allergies, medications, GP summaries and hospital information. HealthOne strictly adheres to the principles of the Privacy Act, 2020 as well as Rule 5 (Storage and Security of Health Information) set out in the Health Information Privacy Code 2020.  Access is only possible via an approved highly secure healthcare information network which is regularly audited and tested.  Privacy auditing is used to check that only those directly involved in your care are accessing your information.  To find out more about HealthOne please visit https://healthone.org.nz/.  Please note that you are entitled to restrict the sharing of your healthcare records by contacting 0508 837 872 or emailing healthone.privacy@pegasus.org.nz”