The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is issuing a second apology in as many days after another security breach.
On January 17th, a bag belonging to a home-care worker was stolen from her vehicle in the Point Douglas area.
The bag contained personal health information for 25 patients.
Chief Operating Officer for the WRHA Réal Cloutier tells 680 CJOB the patients affected are being notified.
“We apologize to the clients who’ve had their information stolen. It’s unfortunate and we will identify ways we can improve and hopefully reduce that risk.”
Cloutier says they are now reviewing their policy.
“In addition to written communication that has gone out, we are asking all our Managers to have verbal communication with staff around the importance of protecting client privacy.”
On Tuesday, the WRHA issued an apology after a bag containing heath information for 67 patients was stolen from a nurse’s car.
Cloutier doesn’t think the thefts are connected.
Police are investigating.