Bridgepoint Health

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The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) allows the public access to general records held by Bridgepoint Hospital and also sets out the hospital's obligations with respect to the protection of personal health information.  We are committed to transparency and accountability and make our records public wherever possible.

The principles of FIPPA: 

  • Information should be available to the public
  • Exemptions from the right of access should be limited and specific
  • Decisions on whether to provide access may be appealed to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Any person may make a request for records held by an institution subject to FIPPA
  • To protect individuals from unauthorized, collection, use or disclosure of personal information and to provide individuals with a right of access to their own personal information

How to make an access request

If you would like to request access to general hospital records and view or correct your own personal health information, please use our Access/Correction Form.

There is a small application fee for these services.  Payment may be made by cheque, money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) in the amount of $5.00 payable to Bridgepoint Hospital. Please do not mail cash.   Completed forms should be sent to our Privacy Officer.

Directory of Records

There are a number of general classes or types of records that we manage. If there is a type of record that you want to access, please use the Access Request Form.    

Category

Description

Capital Projects

Records relating to the planning, construction and commissioning of new, expanded and renovated hospital facilities.

Clinical Programs

Records relating to the management and delivery of health-care services and resources provided by the hospital to patients and to the broader community.

Finance

Records relating to financial management functions, including accounting transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliations, financial reporting and accompanying documentation. These records may include requisitions, deposit control reports, direct payments and bank transfers, records relating to employee expenses, purchase orders and purchase cards.

Human Resources

Records relating to the management of hospital employees, volunteers, students, physicians and residents.

Information Management & Information Technology

Records relating to the maintenance, development and management of the hospital's information assets and information technology.

Procurement

Records relating to the hospital's procurement processes. Records may include documents relating to procurement development, vendor evaluations and contract management.

Communications & Public Affairs

Records relating to maintaining and enhancing the hospital's reputation, developing internal and external relations, and disseminating information.

Facilities Management

Records relating to the management of the hospital's facilities and real property.

Equipment & Supplies

Records relating to the management of the hospital's movable property and supplies.

Teaching & Learning

Records relating to the provision of instruction and the operation of academic programs.

Research

Records relating to the development of knowledge that provides insight into clinical and scientific issues affecting health.

Clinical Support Services

Records relating to the management and delivery of clinical support services including laboratories, diagnostic imaging and pharmacy.

Executive Offices

Records relating to the administrative management within the executive offices.