Hospitals to build new record store

How the Trust's records store looked in February.

How the Trust's records store looked in February.

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ALMOST £170,000 is to be spent on a building to store patients’ records at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The move follows criticism over the trust’s handling of outpatients’ case notes, which led to delays in follow-up appointments.

The Visitor revealed in February that confidential files containing patients personal and medical records were being stored in a shocking state in a cramped records office.

The chaotic office contained three years’ worth of medical and personal information about patients of the RLI and other local hospitals including the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe.

See The Visitor (20-12-11) for full story.