Staff during a Greater Manchester sanatorium are being investigated over reports they accessed Sir Alex Ferguson’s medical annals while he was there.
The former Manchester United manager had an puncture operation during a Salford Royal Hospital in May after pang a mind haemorrhage.
Several staff are underneath review “in propinquity to an information governance breach”, a sanatorium said.
“We have apologised unreservedly to a studious and their family,” it added.
The Sunday Times reported dual doctors, a comparison consultant and during slightest dual nurses accessed Sir Alex’s annals notwithstanding not being obliged for his care.
Sir Alex, 76, was certified to a Salford Royal on 5 May and was in complete caring before to his liberate in June.
He after expelled a video summary thanking sanatorium staff for his treatment.
“Without those people who gave me such good care, we would not be here today,” he said.
A mouthpiece for a Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust declined to endorse a temperament of a studious concerned though pronounced an “HR process” was underneath way.
The trust had also “reported a purported breaches to a Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)”, she said.
Dr Chris Brookes, arch medical officer for a Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, that runs Salford Royal, said: “We can endorse that a series of staff who work during Salford Royal are now theme to review in propinquity to an information governance breach.
“All of a patients have a right to design that their information will be looked after firmly and accessed appropriately.
“We take studious confidentiality intensely severely … and will take a suitable movement to safeguard staff know a earnest of unapproved access,” Dr Brookes said.
Last year, a ICO publicly warned NHS staff about a “potentially critical consequences of meddling into patients’ medical annals but a current reason”.
Since afterwards 4 NHS staff have been prosecuted or fined in propinquity to accessing patients’ medical information but authorisation, according to a ICO.