Janine Rankin reports:
A Palmerston North Hospital nurse who snooped on patients’ medical records has been censured by the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
Elizabeth Raju was sacked in 2014 after a hospital audit revealed the confidentiality breaches.
The Tribunal rejected Raju’s excuse that there was a culture at the hospital of health professionals looking at their own records and the records of patients who were not under their care.
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An audit in 2012 had uncovered other cases of snooping in patients’ files, but as the tribunal rightfully noted, that’s no excuse when everyone had known that such conduct was unacceptable.