Ie: Patient information leak at Sligo General

Paper breaches, from small to large, are everywhere.

Confidential information on patients at Sligo General Hospital was made public due to staff mistakenly faxing the details to the wrong number.  While in a separate incident more details were leaked when a piece of paper with a patients name and hospital number was found outside the hospital.

According to today’s Irish Independent a mistaken area code lead to the referral letters being sent to a private number instead of that of a public health nurse in 2008.

The following year more confidential details were leaked when a patient’s name and hospital number was found on a piece of paper outside the facility.

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