Update on PWH incident of loss of patient data

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding the incident of the loss of patient data announced yesterday (April 13), the spokesperson for Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) gave the following update today (April 14):

     A taxi driver contacted the hospital this morning and arranged to return at noon today 110 sheets of patient records delivery notes which a member of clerical staff of the hospital's Medical Specialist Outpatient Clinic had accidentally left in his taxi on April 12.

     The staff of the relevant department checked the sheets and initially confirmed that all the sheets have been returned.

     The hospital expressed heartfelt thanks to the driver and his colleague for keeping the sheets and returning them to the hospital.

     The hospital will continue to enhance staff training in the protection of patients' privacy and remind all staff to adhere strictly to the guidelines on the safe keeping of patient data.

     The hospital wishes to apologise once again for the inconvenience caused to the patients concerned.

Published on: 2018-04-14

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