Western Health reported this morning that one employee has been fired for accessing the personal records of more than 1,000 clients.
“Western Health would like to apologize to each patient who has had their privacy breached”, said Dr. Susan Gillam, CEO of Western Health, in a press release.
“We take our responsibility as the custodians of an individual’s personal health information very seriously and with the utmost care and concern. Privacy breaches such as this one are extremely unfortunate. Western Health has a zero tolerance for any such privacy breach.”
Western Health also stated that it is now in the process of contacting 1043 people who's records were inappropriately accessed.
The office of the Information and privacy commissioner has also been informed.