UK: Patients' secrets dumped in alley

David Mercer reports:

Medical records containing details of hundreds of Wigan patients have been found dumped by a former health centre.

Highly personal information in three diaries was discovered outside the disused building in Tram Street, Platt Bridge.

It includes names, addresses and medical complaints of patients requiring doctors’ visits in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

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