Rights and Responsibilities

Whilst under the care of The Southside Cancer Care Centre and its staff, each patient has the rights and responsibilities. The patients rights to expect:

  •            – Care related to individual needs during their time at the facility
  •            – Appropriate information about their state of health and available treatments
  •            – A safe and secure environment
  •            – Privacy – please refer to the Privacy Policy
  •            – Respect for cultural and religious practices
  •            – Dignified, respectful and non-exploitive care from staff
  •            – Freedom of speech
  •            – Information about their health care and related costs
  •            – A second medical opinion
  •            – Control over their own body and health as well as the right to refuse treatment
  •            – Right to make a complaint and to have it actioned

In turn, each patient has the responsibility to:

  •           – Respect the rights of fellow patients
  •           – Respect the rights of staff
  •           – Inform the Medical practitioner, as far as they are able, about their relevant medical history and their current health and their response/effects of treatment. That is, we can’t help you if you don’t tell us.