Hospital staff shouldn’t blab about confidential patient information


On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, while I was out having fun with my friends, one of the staff at the Baffin Regional Hospital started telling every one about all of my confidential information during my doctor’s visit.

You are not to do that. If you are one of the staff at the hospital that is not professional. Doctors don’t talk about their patients outside work. But the interpreter likes to embarrass people who have just had surgery talking about why they had the surgery.

I know that because I heard her do that to me and I am very angry at the interpreter for revealing all my confidential information from my doctor’s visit.

I am taking this seriously. I also wrote a letter to the Baffin Regional Hospital.

I know I am not the first person who has this problem with one of the staff telling everyone about confidential health problems.

We need to speak up.

Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc., Job Opportunity – Executive Director

Linda Kownirk

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