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Thursday 27th October 2016

Patient data lost

5th October 2011

East Surrey Hospital has admitted losing a memory stick containing the confidential medical details of 800 patients.

The unencrypted device went missing from the hospital, which is run by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, last year and has never been found. It contained patient’s names and operations. The hospital in Redhill has been warned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that any repeat of the action may result in formal regulatory action. Details of the loss of the memory stick emerged in the trust’s annual report.


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