Ie: Computer Containing Patient Data Stolen From Ennis Hospital

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed that a computer containing patient information has been stolen during a break-in at Ennis General Hospital. Gardaí, the HSE and the Data Protection Commissioner are investigating the theft which occurred at Clare’s county hospital last week.

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The HSE has launched it’s own investigation into the matter however it is not yet known how much data relating to personal information about patients was on the computer or whether the machine was encrypted. It is thought that the computer was password protected and had been used for recording patient’s blood pressure monitoring data.

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