Document Destruction for Medical Offices

Secure Patient Medical Record Destruction

Working in the healthcare care industry means providing essential services for your patients. Critically ill, injured and vulnerable people rely on you to provide them with the care and services they need. Just as it’s important to look after your patients, it’s vital that you handle their personal information appropriately. Without the structured set of guidelines that document destruction policies provide, patients risk having their medical information made public.

As a provider that stores any personal information, you’re legally and morally obligated to handle these medical records in a safe and secure way. Retention of medical records that are no longer required can be costly and take up valuable space – they need to be disposed of regularly and carefully. Multiple occasions in the past have seen thousands of vulnerable patients around Australia have their privacy breached with documents displaying names, addressees, Medicare details and health related information all found in publicly accessible dumpsters or rubbish sites.

Legal Compliance Document Destruction

In Victoria, the law requires you to keep a patients’ information for a minimum of seven years from the last date of entry. If the patient is under 18 years of age, you’re required to keep their records until they turn 25. After that point you can safely dispose of their information in a way that is in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1988. Don’t risk the legal penalties that come with breaches of these laws. Choose Vault Document Destruction for a secure, affordable and reliable way to destroy your patient information. With our regular shredding services, you’ll be able to organise an ongoing routine and develop a secure shredding system that covers all your needs.

Document Destruction Specialists for Medical Firms

Vault comes to you with on-site shredding. Simply contact us for delivery of one of our secure containers (available in multiple sizes) and we’ll bring it to your business. When you’re ready, we’ll bring our specialised vehicle to your medical premises and park it as close as possible to the designated access point. All materials that have been placed in the secure Vault locked container will then be transported to the vehicle and shredded on-site. Nothing leaves the premises that isn’t completely destroyed. You’re able to visually verify this yourself.

What Does Vault Shred?

  • Administrative documents containing private patient details (name, address, etc)
  • Records of all surgical and medical procedures
  • Medication history and test results
  • X-rays and scans (CAT, MRI)
  • Health insurance information
  • Medicare cards
  • Digital Media & Hard drives
  • Mobile phones
  • Uniforms and Clothing
  • Miscellaneous e-waste destruction and recycling

Our Services Include

  • On-site shredding
  • Off-site shredding
  • Large Volume Document Destructions
  • Archive & Office Clean Outs
  • Confidential Document Bags & Boxes

Document Shredding with Vault

Choose Vault Document Shredding for all your confidential medical destruction. Our experience and expertise in document destruction means you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing your documents are gone for good. We’re committed to the highest standards and ethical practices in our industry and compliant with all codes of practise. Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate of destruction to inform you of everything that was securely destroyed. Don’t wait, contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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