UK: Laptop with patients' details stolen in Peterborough

A laptop containing the details of 1,100 patients and their retinal images has been stolen from a Cambridgeshire hospital.

The computer was stolen from the Ophthalmology department at Peterborough District Hospital between 26 and 27 April.

The hospital has publically revealed the theft after first informing the patients concerned.

Their details were not encrypted or password protected, the hospital said.

Nik Patten, chief executive of Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust, said: “Unfortunately the laptop contained the names and hospital numbers of around 1,100 patients who recently had eye examinations, as well as their retinal images.

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