On January 1, 2012, all Ontario hospitals became subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). (Click here to read the full text of the provincial legislation.) This legislation gives the public the right to request the records of public institutions, including hospitals. It also regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, and the retention, destruction, security and accuracy of personal information.
The Act has two main purposes:
- access: provides a right of access to information under the control of public institutions
- privacy: protects personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public institution
At Guelph General Hospital, one of our four values is Accountability and we fully support this move to even greater openness and transparency.
You can write a letter or complete a Request Form and send it to the Hospital’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator. You need to include an application fee of $5 — a cheque or money order payable to Guelph General Hospital. Please do not include cash.
When you have completed the request form, please include your mandatory $5 application fee and mail it to:
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Guelph General Hospital
115 Delhi St.
Alternatively, you may hand deliver your request to the hospital. Please leave your request at our switchboard in our main lobby on Level 1.
Please contact our FOI Coordinator if you have any further questions.
Phone: (519) 837-6440 X 2719
Fax: (519) 837-5095