Ca: Break-in prompts hospital to assess possible patient privacy breach

George Mathewson and Troy Shantz report:

Bluewater Health has contacted the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario about a potential breach of confidential patient information stemming from a break-in at the former Sarnia General Hospital site.


On Jan. 18, Sarnia Police reported a 30-year-old woman had been arrested after allegedly exiting a taxi and leaving behind a number of drug prescription booklets.

Police said the prescription pads had been stolen from the former hospital site, which closed in 2011 but has been broken into repeatedly by vandals and thieves.

Oosterman said Bluewater Health officials have undertaken a risk assessment because a small percentage of the booklets contain patient information.

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