Caesarean Births by Indigenous women NSW

Jessica Hill made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

Can you please send me the most recent data on the number of caesarean births and assisted births (forceps/vacuums) by Indigenous women in NSW.

Please treat this as an informal request.

Thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Hill

FOI, Department of Health

Attention: Jessica Hill

The Commonwealth Department of Health does not hold personal medical records. Generally where treatment or services have been provided by a State or Territory public medical service or hospital, a person may request access to their medical records under the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act relevant to that State or Territory. Details about how to request personal health records from a public State or Territory service or hospital can generally be found on their Health website.

As you have indicated New South Wales, details on how to make an application to the New South Wales Department of Health can be found at:

Where medical records are held by a privately owned medical or hospital service, you should contact that service directly about access to your personal records.

I hope this information is of assistance to you. The Department will consider your request below as withdrawn unless you advise us otherwise by COB 9 September 2016.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support and Governance Branch
People, Capability and Communication Division
Australian Government Department of Health
T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

The Department of Health acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

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