NZ: Plunket medical records from 20 years ago found in Taranaki house

This was from last month, but I just caught up with it. Blanton Smith reported:

Plunket have launched an investigation after medical records were found in a house at the Taranaki Building Removers’ yard.

For those not familiar with them, “Plunket” is the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, a provider of support services for children 5 years old and under and their mothers.

The records were uncovered at the weekend and handed to the Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB).

TDHB quality and risk manager Anne Kemp said the records were kept secure over the weekend and handed back to Plunket – a separate organisation, independent of the DHB – yesterday.

Plunket general manager operations, central and southern region, Brenda Hynes confirmed the records were the organisation’s and date “from around 20 years ago.”

Read more on Stuff. Radio New Zealand reported that there were approximately 100 records involved and that they had been found in bags on the Taranaki Building Removers’ property.

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