For the second time under six months, an employee with the Vancouver Island Health Authority has been fired after they inappropriately accessed the private records of family, friends and even co-workers.
“This is devastating, not only to the people who are affected and involved, but it’s devastating to us, as well.”
Authority spokesperson Suzanne Germain says the fired worker, who is not being named, was an employee on central Vancouver Island.
“Somebody going in to files to satisfy their personal curiosity. There’s no evidence of mal-intent, but this person did not have a care relationship with the individuals whose files they accessed.”
Germain says all 39 victims have been issued an apology.
In November, two nurses were fired after similar breaches were uncovered.