Eastern Health Investigating Unusual Privacy Breach

It was ultimately a case of calling the wrong phone number, but due to a combination of factors, the error wasn’t realized until after some patient information had been revealed.

VOCM reports:

Eastern Health is investigating after VOCM Backtalk host Pete Soucy found himself in a recent comedy of errors that resulted in a privacy breach.

Soucy received a call Saturday morning indicating that a local hospital emergency department had a 23-year-old man with a severe groin injury.

Soucy says he assumed they were calling about his son who happens to be 23.

He says they told him that the young man received a puck in the groin and required surgery.

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