UK: 3,634 patients hit by East Sussex Healthcare Trust data breach

The Hastings & St. Leonards Observer reports that one of the trust’s consultants lost a thumb drive with  data on over 3,600 patients.

Hospital papers have revealed the confidential details of more than 3,500 patients were discovered on an unencrypted data stick.

The incident was discussed at an East Sussex Healthcare Trust board meeting on September 30, which oversees Conquest Hospital in Hastings and the Eastbourne DGH.

The trust sent letters of apology to patients after the stick was discovered by a member of the public behind the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards in June.

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