Northern Rivers Cardiovascular Clinic
Ph 02 66223088
Rights and Responsibilities
Exercise Stress Test
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Assessments
National Heart Foundation
Your Rights & Responsibilities
We respect Your Right to:
Personal dignity and to be treated with care and consideration
Privacy and for communication and records to be treated confidentially
A clear explanation by your cardiologist of your illness, procedure, treatment and risks involved so you are able to give informed consent
To be educated about continuing health care following treatment
Receive an explanation of possible costs involved in your treatment
Refuse treatment at any time.
Make a formal complaint if you are unhappy with your treatment at any time.
you have a Responsibility to:
Provide complete and accurate information about your current symptoms, medications, and past illnesses as requested by your cardiologist
Indicate if you do not understand any aspects of your proposed treatment, expected outcomes, or risks involved.
Follow recommendations and treatment plans made by your cardiologist
Notify this office if you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment
Bring with you a full list of current medications each time you attend for treatment
Bring a referral from your GP, if required.
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