AU:Sexual assault victim’s medical records given to wrong person

Another small-N breach with huge consequences.  Chris O’Keefe reports:

Ryde Hospital is at the centre of a gross breach of privacy, after the medical records of a sexual assault victim were mistakenly handed to another patient.

A young woman was discharged from the hospital in Sydney’s North last week after presenting with a stomach bug.

When she returned home, she opened the documents provided by hospital staff and realised it was somebody else’s sensitive information.

Read more on 9News. Telling people to “disregard” what they have been handed or not to worry about it is a totally unacceptable incident response. And whoever said that should be retrained or fired on the spot.

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