Privacy of patient information

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information, and has implemented measures to comply with its obligations under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.

If you have a general privacy enquiry or complaint regarding Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, please contact:
Janice Dyer - Privacy Contact  Officer
Health Information and Record Service (HIRS)
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
PO Box 150
Matraville NSW 2016

General website privacy information

The Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (the Network) website is maintained by the Network. This website’s Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages at

The Network does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to this site.

Users of the NSW Ministry of Health site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales government's privacy responsibilities and obligations. The New South Wales government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the Network’s site our computers record information that identifies information including the pages accessed, the date and times visited, the duration of your visit to the site, the language used, and the type of browser and operating system you have used. If you have already consented to sharing additional information with Google, then the Network will also be able to see non-identifiable demographics including age brackets, gender and interests. This information is retained only while the user is accessing the site.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit to the Network’s website is aggregated with similar logged information to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Network’s site and the services it offers.

The Network will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines or individuals without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

Will this policy be updated over time?

This Privacy Policy may be updated due to the developing nature of online privacy principles.  The revised Privacy Policy will take effect when it is posted on this website.


If you have any questions about the Network site or the application of this website Privacy Policy please contact:

Communications Officer
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
1300 Anzac Parade

Phone: 02 9700 3004

Privacy Resources

Privacy Management Annual Report 2010 – 2011

Privacy Management Annual Report 2011 – 2012

Privacy Management Annual Report 2012 2013

Privacy Management Annual Report 2013 – 2014

Privacy Management Annual Report 2014 - 2015

Privacy Management Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Privacy Management Annual Report 2016 - 2017

Privacy Management Annual Report 2017 - 2018

Privacy Management Annual Report 2018 - 2019

Privacy of Patient Information