UK: Dumbarton sheriff blasts hospital over medical records mix-up

Lennox Herald reports:

A Dumbarton sheriff said a hospital could face legal action after it was revealed the wrong medical records had been sent to assist in a case.

Sheriff William Gallacher blasted the actions of the hospital, calling the blunder a “catastrophic breach” of data protection.

Solicitors had requested medical records for Mark Kelly, who is set to go on trial for assaulting three police officers in Alexandria last year – but records for another person named Mark Kelly were received instead.

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