Ie: Patients’ info accidentally sent to unidentified individual by UL Hospitals Group

Ben Scallan reports:

UL Hospitals Group, responsible for managing six hospitals in the midwest region, announced a significant data breach resulting in the inadvertent sharing of personal and medical information belonging to over 1,000 patients with an unknown third party.

The breach occurred in January when a staff member mistakenly sent the data to an unidentified recipient.

The affected patients received gastroenterology services at University Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, and Nenagh Hospital between 2018 and January 2023. The breach involved an email attachment containing “patient names, dates of birth, medical chart numbers, and limited medical information,” according to ULHG in a statement. However, no personal contact details like phone numbers or email addresses were compromised.


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