Hundreds of highly confidential medical documents including a parents’ plea for help for her mentally ill daughter have been found dumped in a nurse’s backyard.
The documents, found in see-through recycle bags in easy reach of passers-by, contained sensitive information about patients from across South London including names, addresses and whether they had arthritis, bunions, results on smear tests and requests for tablets to enhance “sex performance”.
One letter from an anxious parent appealed for intervention to help her mentally ill child who she said was at risk of harm from herself and other people.
Most of the data was addressed to Dr Sabji Sultan, who lives in Sutton, for his surgery in Mitcham Road, Tooting and was found in John Gallon’s backyard in Victoria Rd, Sutton.
Read more in the Sutton Guardian.