On January 1, 2012, Ontario hospitals became subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The purpose of FIPPA is to provide the general public with a right of access to information held by institutions, while protecting the privacy of individuals whose personal information is held by institutions. Woodstock Hospital is embracing this Act; we believe in transparency and accountability. We will encourage and support proactive disclosure where it is appropriate – actively providing information and documents online that are of interest to our community.
Woodstock Hospital routinely provides information to the public and some records may already be available to you without making a request in writing under FIPPA. In keeping with past practice, informal requests for information are welcomed.
Browse Woodstock Hospital’s website, contact the relevant departments(s) or contact the FIPPA Coordinator, if you have a question about information that may be available without submitting a formal Freedom of Information (FOI) Access Request.
You may use Woodstock Hospital’s Freedom of Information Request Form for the following purposes:
Please be as specific as possible in describing the records that you would like to access. The more specific your request, the more quickly and accurately it can be answered.
In most cases, you will receive a written response to your FOI access request within 30 days after the form and fee are received. In some cases, it may take longer to receive a response depending on the size and complexity of the request. Documents or information contained within a record may be redacted according to certain exclusions and exemptions under the Act.
If you have any questions about the access request, please contact the FIPPA Coordinator.
The purpose of the Directory of Records is to assist members of the public in exercising their rights of access under the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) by listing and describing the records in the custody or control of Woodstock Hospital.
The Directory contains a list of categories of General Records and Personal Information Banks (PIBs) held by the hospital. These inventories are updated annually.
The Directory does not contain the actual records and it is necessary to make a FIPPA Access Request to the organization’s FIPPA Coordinator.