Dozens of patients’ medical records found lying in Melbourne street

Julia Medew reports:

A hospital is being investigated for breaching the privacy of dozens of patients after medical records revealing a “swollen penis” and mental illnesses among other things, were found in a Coburg street.

The Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating how the records of 31 patients were removed from the John Fawkner Private Hospital in Melbourne’s north last month.

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