You may hear of a media story today about the fact that we had a recent breach in patient confidentiality. This relates to a researcher working at the hospital as part of a national research programme releasing information about a small number of patients on a social media page.
We have taken immediate action to ensure the offending posting was removed and terminated the researcher's right to undertake work at the hospital. All necessary regulatory bodies have been informed.
All the patients concerned in this matter were informed as a matter of urgency. We have apologised to them for this unfortunate breach and provided them with a number to contact us at the hospital if they wish.
If you have not been contacted by us, please be assured that you are not involved in this incident.