UK: Confidential hospital patient details found lying on public footpath

The Argus reports:

Confidential details of 37 patients were discovered lying on a public footpath near a hospital.

The information related to patients, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, being cared for at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The papers included patient names, the town where they lived, their treatment and whether they live on their own or with a partner or carer.

Read more on The Argus.

As a reminder, this same trust – the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust – was fined  £325,000 in 2012 over a data protection breach.

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