Ie: HSE downplays medical files find (update)

In an update yesterday to city and county councillors on the medical records found buried in a former landfill outside Cork, the Health Service Executive (HSE) claimed there were “only 15 fully legible sets of notes”.

Addressing the regional health forum south, Gerry O’Dwyer, network manager of the Southern Hospitals’ Group, said the majority of documents found were “A&E cards and partial records”, many in extremely poor condition, earth-soiled and very decomposed: “Therefore much of the information is illegible, including names and contact addresses for patients.”

Full story – Irish Examiner
Related – HSE official ‘flabbergasted’ by dump find
Previous coverage – Ie: Outrage as patient files unearthed

Thanks to Brian Honan for these links.

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