Sensitive medical records found in Londonderry garden

Meanwhile, back in the U.K., BBC reports confidential patient records wer

An investigation has been launched into how confidential medical records were found in a garden in Londonderry.

The Western Health Trust has confirmed that the documents contained “sensitive personal information” and said it had reported the breach to the Information Commissioner’s office.

The trust said a local newspaper and a member of the public brought the matter to its attention on Tuesday.

The editor of the Derry News, Ciaran O’Neill, said it involved 17 patients.

“The details of 13 women and four men were on eight A4 sheets of papers,” he said.

“There are a few lines on each and they go into intimate detail about their treatment, condition and their past history.”

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