Royal Manchester Eye Hospital studious listened other patients’ messages


Brian NewtonImage copyright
Brian Newton

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Brian Newton pronounced he was repelled to hear a voicemail

A male who attempted to change a sanatorium appointment over a phone instead listened a tide of voicemail messages left by other patients.

Brian Newton, 58, from Manchester was “shocked” to hear recordings of people giving personal information to Royal Manchester Eye Hospital.

A BBC Radio Manchester publisher also listened a voicemails after job a series Mr Newton used.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust pronounced it was investigating.

A spokesman, who “apologised unreservedly”, pronounced a “small number” of influenced patients would be contacted.

“I couldn’t trust it,” pronounced Mr Newton, a taxi-driver from Blackley.

“I started meditative ‘Is somebody conference my message?’.”

‘Patient’s father died’

“I pulpy ‘zero’ to pronounce to an user and started conference a messages,” he told a BBC.

“One lady was really unsettled – she was cancelling an appointment since her father had died.

“I was meditative anybody could feat this personal information.”

Mr Newton contacted a sanatorium a following day to news a problem, usually to after find it had still not been fixed.

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The sanatorium has apologised unreservedly for a error

Mr Newton, who had already left a summary on Tuesday to cancel an appointment during a Macular and Diabetic unit, called a section again since he wanted to pronounce to someone from a department.

“I was even some-more shocked,” he said.

A Trust orator pronounced he was wakeful of an emanate “which has arisen on a write line” during a hospital.

“The Trust has launched an evident review that will inspect a resources surrounding a occurrence and we will be contacting a tiny series of patients that this has affected,” he said.


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