NZ: Patients unaware staff prying in files

Martin Johnston reports:

More than 70 upper North Island health workers have been disciplined for snooping into patients’ records in the past three years, and not all of the patients have been told.

Most of the nosy staff – 61 – were at the Auckland District Health Board, where more than half of the disciplinary actions were associated with one incident: the 2012 case of the man who had an eel removed from his rectum at Auckland City Hospital.

Read more on New Zealand Herald. For those not familiar with the Auckland eel incident, I had covered it on my site. You can start here and work backwards.

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