Saturday, 14 February 2009

Confidential Hospital records dumped in unsecure boiler room

What a surprise!

Confidential and sensitive medical records have been left in an unlocked boiler room at a local hospital, a Sutton Guardian investigation can reveal.

Medical records at Sutton Hospital are easily accessible to members of the public as many are being kept in an unsecure boiler room located outside the main buildings.

The leaky boiler room is housing thousands of patient records, including names, addresses and full medical histories of individuals treated at the 19th century hospital.

A local reporter just walked in.

With a simple turn of the handle I was confronted by a huge pile of documents and boxes of highly sensitive medical records, and not a person in sight.

In two hours there, only one member of staff entered the building, and she did not seem too concerned by a stranger’s presence.

Two hours? Good grief.

Source: Sutton Guardian


Witterings From Witney said...

About as secure as a government IT system then!

Lets stick with the boiler room method of storage and save, how many billion is it now?

DARWEN REPORTER, Linda Preston said...

I know it's not nice but most medical records would not pose any kind of security risk.

To the layman medical terminology is another language and would mean diddly-squat!

Careless though.

But at least they weren't left on a computer which was sold on Ebay.