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Loss of sensitive files is indictment of HSE bosses – Ó Caoláin

15 August, 2013 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has described as “disgraceful” the revelation that a mass of sensitive information has been stolen from or lost by the HSE since the end of 2008.

He said;

“The revelation through media FOI inquiries that a mass of sensitive information, including individual patients’ files, have been stolen from or lost by the HSE since the end of 2008 can only be described as disgraceful. This is despite assurance from the former HSE Chief Brendan Drumm about better information security following previous revelations of lost files.

“This debacle is an indictment of the HSE’s senior management. Some 110 HSE senior managers are on salaries of over €100,000 per annum yet they have not been able to ensure the protection of data relating to people in the care of the HSE and to people using the health and personal social services provided by the HSE.”


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