Practice Info

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

Our practice is committed to promoting wellness and disease prevention to all patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with due respect.

Patient Feedback

Our goal is to provide a quality, caring service. Therefore if you have any concerns or suggestions please phone, write or email our Practice Manager Angelique or your doctor. We genuinely wish to hear from you. From time to time this practice invites patients to complete questionnaires on their views of the practice and how it could be improved. These surveys are completely confidential and help us improve our services.

We believe that problems are best dealt with through the practice. Indeed we want to know if you are concerned about any aspect of our service.

However, if you prefer to contact the Office of the Health Ombudsman for handling complaints, the address is PO Box 13281, George Street, Brisbane, Qld  4003 and the contact number is 133 646 (133 OHO).

Appointments

Morayfield Family Doctors runs an appointment system; however we do keep openings for emergencies. You can make an appointment with your doctor by phoning the surgery or via email. Urgent medical problems will be dealt with promptly. Appointments are made at 15 – 20 minute intervals. When making your appointment please advise staff if you need extra time.

Nobody likes to be kept waiting and we are all aware of this and try to adhere to appointment schedules. However, the unpredictable nature of medical practice means that doctors sometimes run behind time. This is mostly due to a patient requiring urgent medical attention. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused to patients when we fall behind with our appointment schedule.

If you no longer require your appointment, we would appreciate you calling to cancel so the time may be made available to other patients.

Failure to do so, a minimum of 3 hours prior to your appointment, may incur a fee of $60.00 which is not claimable on Medicare.

Home Visits

If you are too sick to attend the surgery and you are a regular patient, a home visit can be arranged if time allows for this on the doctor’s diary. After hours’ home visits are conducted by National Home Doctor Service.

After Hours Services

Should you require medical attention after hours please telephone 137 425 for further information. Our after-hours medical services are held in conjunction with National Home Doctor Service who are a fully accredited service.

Phoning your Doctor

Doctors in this practice may be contacted by phone during surgery hours. A message will be taken if the doctor is with another patient and your call will be returned when the doctor is available.

Repeat Prescriptions and Referrals

In order to monitor your health and fulfil our ethical and legal responsibilities, we require that you attend your doctor for a consultation if you require further prescriptions and referrals. If your doctor is not available, another doctor in the practice can attend to your request.

Disability Facilities

This practice is designed for wheelchair access. We have a wheelchair available if required. Should you have special needs please discuss them with your doctor.

Fees

Private Fees for Doctors – for patients who do not have a valid Medicare card or visitors from overseas. These fees are subject to change at the Doctor’s discretion.

Standard Consultation - $60
Long Consultation - $95

Reminder System

We have in place a computerised recall and reminder system. You will be reminded to attend the surgery for an appointment if your doctor feels that it is appropriate.

Children & Babies

We have a dedicate children’s room for checkups. We also have a baby change table for use should you require to change your baby’s nappy. Please ask our reception staff to direct you to this facility.

Taxis

Please do not hesitate to ask our reception team to order a taxi to and/or from the surgery should you require one. We also have a large car park which incorporates an ambulance bay, and patient parking.

Information Brochures

We have a large selection of brochures and leaflets for your perusal. There is a brochure stand on the wall in waiting area. If you cannot find the relevant information, please ask our staff and they will find or order in what you require.

Your Privacy, Our Concern

Morayfield Family Doctors – Privacy Policy

The purpose of this privacy policy is to outline how Morayfield Family Doctors complies with its confidentiality and privacy obligations.

Collection, Use & Disclosure

We recognise that the information we collect is often of a highly sensitive nature and as an organisation we have adopted the highest privacy compliance standards relevant to ensure personal information is protected.

We are a service company to the practitioners who provide services at out practice.  For administrative and billing purposes, and to enable the patient to be attended by other practitioners in our practice, patient information is shared between the practitioners who attend a patient.

We (on behalf of) and the practitioners may collect personal information (including health information) regarding patients for the purpose of providing medical services and treatment to patients.  Personal information collected will generally include: the patient’s name, address, telephone number, and medicare number; health care fund; current drugs or treatments used by the patient; previous and current medical history, including where clinically relevant a family medical history, and the name of any health service provider or medical specialist to whom the patient is referred, copies of any letters of referrals and copies of any reports back.

We may access information:

  • Provided directly by the patient;
  • Provided on the patient’s behalf with the patient’s consent;
  • From a health service provider who refers the patient to medical practitioners
  • From health service providers to whom patients are referred. 

Personal information collected by us may be used or disclosed:

  • For the purpose the patient was advised of at the time of collection of the information by us;
  • As required for the delivery of health services to patients;
  • As required for the ordinary operation of our services (i.e. to refer the patient to a medical specialist or other health service provider);
  • As required under compulsion of law; or
  • Where there is a serious and imminent threat to an individual’s life, health, or safety; or
  • A serious threat to public health or public safety.

Other than as described in this Policy or permitted under the National Privacy Act, Morayfield Family Doctors uses its reasonable endeavours to ensure that identifying information is not disclosed to any person.

We keep health information indefinitely on secure computer drives.

Because of the sensitive nature of the information collected by us to provide services, extra precautions are taken to ensure the security of that information.  Our electronic files are password protected on several levels, and the computer backups drives are stored securely offsite.

We require all employees and contractors to observe the obligations of confidentiality during their employment/contract.  We require independent contractors to sign a confidentiality undertaking.

Practitioners who provide services at our practice may refer patients to the following services:

  • Pathology services
  • Radiology services
  • Public hospitals
  • Private hospitals
  • Day procedure units
  • Allied health services – specialist medical practitioners and other health providers involved in the relevant patient’s care which may include surgeons, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, dietitians, audiologists, podiatrists and the ambulance service.

Secondary purposes which are directly related to the primary purpose of collection for which we may use or disclose personal information may be for quality assurance, training, billing, liaising with government offices regarding Medicare entitlements and payments and as may be required by our insurers.

We also collect information about the medical practitioners who provide services at our practice.  This information is collected directly from or with the agreement of the medical practitioner.  This information includes the name, address, qualifications and experience of the medical practitioner.

Accessing your information, complaints and obtaining further information

If an individual wishes to:

  • Complain to us about a breach of privacy; or
  • Access his or her own information held by us; or
  • Correct any information held by us concerning his or her own information; or
  • Find out more about how we deal with personal information, that individual can contact:

The Practice Manager
Morayfield Family Doctors
Leda Blvd
Morayfield Qld  4506

 

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