Undetermined number of patient medical records lost in Bahamas

Every so often, we see an incident that is due to forces of nature or some environmental event. Here’s one from the Great Bahamas:

There was a significant number of patient medical records lost at the Rand Memorial Hospital, during the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech said yesterday.

“We’ve lost a number of the records as a result of the flooding and while we’ve made all efforts to try to salvage some of them, some of it was just not possible,” Weech told reporters, during a press conference announcing restoration efforts for the storm-ravaged facility.

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