Dear NSW Ministry of Health,
I am seeking detail of (1) a treating psychiatrists letter which referred me to Prince Henry for an assessment.(2) docs relevant to actual decisions for entry to the ward as voluntary patient.(3)assessments,diagnoses by treating psychiarists Prince Henry Hospital,Malabar.(4)data on Mr Lewis used to produce UNSW Study -Schizoid Adolescents (1967-69?) Professor McConachy Director.
DATE of admission to ward-approx April 1967.
DURATION of stay-approx 2-3 mths
Peter Lindsay Lewis
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Dear Mr Lewis,
Unfortunately, there is no central database for medical records, and medical records/health records are not held by the Ministry of Health.
Health records are held by the hospital medical records department or private facility (e.g. hospital, health facility) where you received care.
As the Prince Henry Hospital facility closed in 1988, you will need to reach out to the Sydney Local Health District for further information. A link to their website can be found here: https://slhd.health.nsw.gov.au/
You do not need to submit a GIPA application for this information, this information can be accessed under the Health Records Information and Privacy Act (HRIP Act) which is the appropriate legislation to obtain personal health information.
I have attached some further information in regards to accessing your health information, I hope this is of assistance.
Ministry of Health GIPA Team