Tullamore Hospital patient’s information sent to wrong person after data blunder

If you’re going to misdirect a fax containing patient info, at least try not to misdirect it to the data protection commissioner’s fax number! 

Justin Kelly reports:

A data breach at Tullamore Hospital is among 212 cases revealed today, the Irish Independent have reported.

212 data protection breaches, where patient’s private information was misused or mishandled, were recorded by the HSE last year, including a major blunder in Tullamore.

In the Offaly hospital’s case, the office of the Data Protection Commissioner actually received information pertaining to a patient when those private details were faxed in error.

Read more on Offaly Express.

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