N.L. health staff disciplined after deliberately breaching patient records

Newfoundland and Labrador’s health care system suffered another setback Wednesday when the province’s largest health board revealed that some of its staff had deliberately breached the privacy of patients.

Hours after the province’s health minister announced that strides had been made to improve health care since the breast cancer testing scandal, Eastern Health said some employees had wilfully gained access to electronic patient records.

Once incident involved access to records of 10 patients while another involved improper access to nine patient records, Eastern Health said.

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