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Patient takes peek at info of others

A breach of privacy by a patient in Hutt Hospital's emergency department has been referred to police, stuff.co.nz reports.

Hutt Valley District Health Board chief executive Graham Dyer has confirmed that on September 8 a patient was able to view information about other patients on an unattended computer.

«As soon as this issue was discovered, the four computer workstations in emergency department assessment rooms were disconnected to prevent further incidents», Dyer said.

All other computers in the emergency department are located in staff-only areas.