Patient records safe after hospital robbery

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NO patient records were stolen in a break-in at Milton Keynes General Hospital last month, though they were forced to change the locks.

The incident, which took place on Monday February 13, saw a set of keys and several computers stolen from a non-patient area of the hospital.

After the break-in was discovered, hospital bosses acted quickly to replace all of the internal locks in the building to prevent any further use of the stolen keys.

Fortunately, no patient records were stored on the stolen computers and all patient information remains secure.

It was initially feared that a copy of the hospital’s master key was taken in the robbery, allowing the user access to any room in the building.

However, a hospital spokesman confirmed that was not the case and the keys were only for internal doors within the building.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm that a set of keys was stolen and several computers were taken too as a result of the break-in in February.

“All of the missing keys are for internal doors and we have had all of the locks changed as a precaution. It was not a master key that went missing.

“The break-in was in a non-patient area and no patient records or information was taken.”

Police are currently investigating the incident.

If you have any information regarding the break-in, call police on 101.