Monday, 24 December 2007

168,000 NHS Patient records lost - What do you expect?

Following the news that 168,000 NHS Patient records have been lost, I wonder why the Conservatives bother making any statement. Surely now it should be a case of just saying "what do you expect?" Without doubt this government is now incompetent, and we should now expect more of the same kind of cock-up until they are removed from power. It's getting to the stage when we are no longer shocked or outraged about the loss of our data, or illegal immigrants working in the Home Office.

Health minister Dawn Primarolo said:
"What it is really important to stress is how important patient security and confidentiality is and how each of these trusts is moving to deal with this."
Fine words but what does it mean. If patient security is so important, why have nine trusts lost it?

Like I said "What do you expect?"


William Gruff said...

Were I thinking of voting Conservative, which I am not, I'd expect some statement from Grooovey Dave on what the Conservatives would do to reduce the potential damage that must ensue from this debacle and how they would avoid similar occurrences in future.

Simply sneering at a government that has demonstrated incontrovertibly that it is unable to govern effectively is inadequate as a response from a party that seeks to replace it.

On a lighter night, Steve, I would like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new Year.

lewisham kate said...

Hope you and your family have a fantastic chritmas.

Daily Referendum said...

Mr Gruff, Kate,

Merry Christmas to you and I hope you and your families get everything you wished for.

William Gruff said...

For 'night' read note.

Harry Hook said...

I see that the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust has admitted to losing a laptop computer, stolen by Santa from St Julian's GP surgery in Newport, Wales on 5 November. This contained the details of approx. 950 patients, including retina images. Retina images???? ..that must be for the Hereford County Hospital biometric passport.