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High-profile privacy breach at SA hospital

Cy Walsh pleaded not guilty to murder due to mental incompetence.
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A group of clinicians in South Australia have been caught out whilst snooping at the medical records of a high-profile patient.

According to a spokesperson for SA Health Minister Jack Snelling, an internal audit across the SA hospital system discovered 13 staff had gained unauthorised access to Cy Walsh’s medical records.

Walsh, 27, is accused of allegedly stabbing his father to death, former-Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, 55, in July 2015.

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SA Health chief executive David Swan said formal warnings had been issued to 13 staff members about inappropriately accessing patient records.

“We are very disappointed in the unprofessional and inappropriate, and completely unacceptable behaviour of those 13 individual clinicians,” Mr Swan said.

Walsh is awaiting trial after he allegedly killed his father who was in his first year of head-coaching in the AFL.

His wife, Meredith, was taken to hospital for treatment for leg wounds. Cy remined in a secure psychiatric facility in northern Adelaide.

The case will return to court on April 1 for a directions hearing.

Walsh pleaded not guilty due to mental incompetence.

– with ABC

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