AU: Patient records in the gutter

John Corlett reports:

Queensland Health is investigating how a number of highly sensitive medical documents were left lying in a Rockhampton street on Thursday evening.

The Morning Bulletin became aware of the security breach after a Rockhampton resident contacted the paper with concerns the documents had not been recovered.

The resident, who did not wish to be named, claimed one of the documents initially returned to hospital staff contained the names and contact details of women who had given birth at the health facility and were tagged due to concerns their child may be at risk of neglect.

“What I did give (the hospital staff) back was a list of girls who had babies under child protection,” the resident claimed.

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