400 patient records lost after cabinet at Hong Kong’s Queen Mary Hospital mistakenly removed by contractor

Zoe Low reports:

A filing cabinet containing more than 400 patient records was suspected to have been mistakenly disposed of by a contractor at Hong Kong’s Queen Mary Hospital last Friday.

The locked four-drawer steel cabinet was used to store the service records of 442 elderly patients who had received “integrated care and discharge support” in 2012 and 2013, according to a statement released by the hospital on Wednesday.

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