Patient Privacy Policy

Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs understands that health information is highly personal, and she is committed to ensure your personal information is kept private and maintained with the proper handling of your personal health and other information under the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Amendment Act 2012.

Personal Information Includes:

Any information which may identify or be used to identify a patient or individual, such as their:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact details
  • Occupation
  • Symptoms and Examination findings
  • Pathology reports
  • Medicare Number
  • Billing details
  • Photographs


Use of Personal Information

The information that you provide at consultation may be personal. Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs relies on this personal information to provide you with the best medical care. It is important that the personal information she receives is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Please contact Dr Liz’s rooms on (02) 9958 1555 if you need to update any of your personal information.

The sharing of your personal information with other healthcare providers may occur during your treatment with Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs. This is in accordance with professional codes of practice, to deliver optimum health care. The sharing of such information may occur through:

  • Correspondence to your referring doctor
  • Referral for further medical tests or to other doctor’s rooms
  • Some information may be provided to Medicare for billing and medical rebate purposes

No information will be given to a third party without your consent.


Is your personal information safe?

Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The information collected is stored in a secure environment and is accessed only by authorised personnel.

If you have any concerns regarding your personal information that we hold please do not hesitate to contact the rooms on (02) 9958 1555.


More Information

  1. A Consumers Guide to Privacy and Health Information Brochure
  2. Australian Government - Protecting Information Rights
  3. Guidelines on Privacy


Website Privacy

Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. The following discloses her information gathering and dissemination practices.

The information received when you visit this website is determined by what you do when you visit our site:

If you visit our site to read or download information, such as articles or brochures: We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

The use of this information is solely for the purposes of administering the site, measuring the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and diagnosing problems with the site.

Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs will only record your email address if you send a message by email, or if you register requesting notifications by email. If you do not want your email address to be recorded by this website, you can send via post to our postal address. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Please note: This site contains links to other sites. Dr Liz Dawes-Higgs is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us.