Media release: Follow-up audit report – Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner’s follow-up audit report of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service was tabled in Parliament today (11 June 2019).

This report presents our findings on the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s progress in implementing the six recommendations for improvement from our 2016-17 compliance audit with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service has fully implemented two recommendations and is in progress to implementing four recommendations.

Most notably, the hospital and health service has:

  • updated its publication scheme and established practices to ensure information published is current and relevant
  • published a list of its information holdings and datasets
  • progressed work to incorporate right to information and information privacy into its mandatory orientation sessions for new staff
  • intentions to create a committee to identify, manage and monitor proactive disclosure.

The Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata said, “The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service has shown commitment to finalise work to implement the 2016-17 report recommendations.

I encourage the hospital and health service to realise these plans, and monitor ongoing progress, to ensure it delivers effective right to information and information privacy services for better outcomes for the community.”

Read the full report here

Media contact: Steve Haigh, Manager Training and Stakeholder Relations
Phone: (07) 3234 7373