Patient rights and responsibilities
The services and programs provide the full spectrum of care encompassing population-based health promotion, health protection, viral hepatitis harm reduction, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and is responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of information systems and analyses of data across the HIV, STI and viral hepatitis sectors. These are delivered from multiple sites and settings such as in the community and on hospital campuses.
The Unit fosters partnerships with non-government, community-based, and government organisations, GPs, and other key agencies to improve health outcomes among priority populations and administers a number of statewide services.
The HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (HARP) Unit is located within the Directorate of Planning, Population Health and Equity. The HARP Unit has a central role in supporting the coordination and integration of HIV, sexual health and viral hepatitis local and statewide services and programs across South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and St Vincent’s Health Network (Darlinghurst).
Diversity Health with the support of the SESLHD Multicultural Health Service (and approval of the NSW Ministry of Health) has produced a summary of the NSWHealth patient rights and responsibilities brochure and made it available in both booklet and audiovisual form. It has been translated into seven languages.