Canadian Hospital Breach Exposes Hundreds of Patient Records

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Belleville General Hospital

# of Accounts Breached: Hundreds of patient records

What was affected: Patient records. The accessed information could include names, addresses, birth dates, health card numbers, and other health information.

When it happened: September 2018

How it happened: Nurse accessed hundreds of patient records.

Outcome: Nurse involved was fired. QHC will learn from the experience and implement new safeguards to make sure a similar incident doesn’t happen again.

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