Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital (Hearst) is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The Hospital promotes a culture of openness and accountability within the organization. To ensure full compliance with the Act, the Hospital has designated a Privacy Officer who will process freedom of information requests and oversee the protection of privacy.


The Act has a two main purposes:

  • To make public bodies more transparent and accountable by providing individuals with the right of access to government records.
  • To protect personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public bodies.

Upon request, the Hospital must provide records subject to limited exemptions as provided in the Act. For more information about FIPPA, click here.

Personal Health Information cannot be accessed through the freedom of information process. If you are seeking access to your health records click here.

Requesting Access to Hospital Records.

You do not always need to submit a formal freedom of information request to access information from the Hospital.

  • Information is posted on our website. In the coming months expect to see our site grow as we continue to add information of interest to the public. Our site will contain readily available records including Board minutes of meetings, hospital statistics, plans, reports and other documents.
  • If you cannot find the information that you seek online, consider requesting the information informally. This means requesting information from our hospital administration that you think may have what you are looking for. You will be assisted with your request and told whether the information can be provided to you informally, or whether you will have to submit a freedom of information request.
  • Our Directory of Records click here provides a general overview of the information/records held by our hospital.

Formal Request

If you are not able to find the information that you are looking for online or by requesting the information from the Hospital informally, you may submit a formal freedom of information request. click here.



Sylvie Camiré
Privacy Officer
Hôpital Notre Dame Hospital (Hearst)
P.O. Bag 8000; 1405 Edward Street
Hearst ON  P0L 1N0
(705) 372-2958

1405 Edward Street - Postal Bag 8000 - Hearst, Ontario - P0L 1N0 - Ph: (705) 362-4291 - Fax: (705) 372-2923