UK: Police investigate after health notes found on Orkney pavement

Bert Ovenstone reports:

Police are investigating a patient confidentiality breach after hospital notes were found by a member of the public on a pavement in Orkney.

NHS Orkney is also continuing its own investigation into the incident.

The confidential patient handover notes were found near Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall on July 15.

However, despite the health authority’s own initial probe it has not been established why the handover notes – which included the names of seven patients and details of their conditions and treatment – were taken outside the hospital.

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