Fury and concern were today expressed by doctors and medical groups that confidential medical records were dumped and ended up lying in a field.
Medical files containing sensitive information were discovered in a former landfill near the Elm Tree bar in Glounthaune â€”being excavated for the Cork-Midleton rail line â€” by a local woman 48 hours ago.
Patient Focus and doctor groups today responded in horror that hundreds of confidential files from the former Cork Regional Hospital â€” now Cork University Hospital â€” and St Finbarrâ€™s Hospital dating from 1970-1983, had been discarded so inappropriately.
Dr Christine Oâ€™Malley, former president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and representative of Doctors Alliance who call for better patient care, said she sympathised with the distress that patients of the hospitals were feeling today: â€œTo discover these files intact and seemingly on public display must be highly distressing, especially if someone has a severe condition such as depression.
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