Hospital acts over patient notes concern
Hospital bosses have stepped in after concerns were raised over taxis being used to convey patient notes and specimens.
Derriford Hospital has carried out an investigation after confidentiality concerns were voiced by a governor.
Vera Mitchell told a Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust Board meeting in January how she was worried about the security and confidentiality of the notes.
She said that, arriving by taxi, they were sometimes conveyed in insecure containers and deposited at the porters' lodge.
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The Trust, which runs Derriford, said "immediate actions" had been taken to ensure patient confidentially was not breached.
That included ensuring boxes used to contain notes were now secured, notes were never left unattended at the porters' lodge, and that they were also receipted to allow for tracking.