UK: Files found in abandoned hospital

Christopher Sleight and Hayley Rothwell of BBC in Scotland report:

Confidential patient information has been left lying in an abandoned hospital in Lanarkshire, BBC Scotland can reveal.

X-rays marked with patients’ names, photographs and other paperwork were found scattered at Law Hospital in Carluke, which closed in 2001.

The discovery comes weeks after it emerged children’s medical records had been left in a disused Dundee hospital.

NHS Lanarkshire said it was taking the matter extremely seriously.


Further photographs obtained by the BBC Scotland news website, taken by another photographer Simon Tealth last year, revealed huge piles of medical files had been left in the building.

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