Wellington health board’s smear email breached privacy of grieving mother

Nikki MacDonald reports:

Wellington health board chief executive Debbie Chin has been censured for sending an all-staff email attacking the reputation of a mother whose son died in the hospital’s care.

The Privacy Commission has found the email, sent by the Capital & Coast District Health Board chief executive to all the board’s 3200 staff, breached grieving mother Lyn Copland’s privacy in multiple ways.

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