A HOSPITAL trust has apologised after The Gazette discovered a serious data breach. Personal details about women who have suffered a stillbirth were mistakenly published online by the NHS trust which runs Basingstoke hospital.

The information, which is listed as ‘restricted’, included sensitive and private details such as previous miscarriages and pregnancy terminations as well as the women’s BMI and age.

It was published as part of the papers for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s board of directors meetings.

These could be freely accessed online by anyone, as well as downloaded or printed, and were published online for several weeks. 

Read the full story in this week's paper. Also: 

  • Discover Stonehenge's secrets hidden in momento.
  • A daughter's appeal to find her dad’s stolen work van has had a happy ending, thanks to an amateur detective.
  • A Basingstoke mum who felt under suspicion of abusing her baby when he was born is now fighting to raise awareness of birthmarks found on mixed race children.
  • A Basignstoke bar has defended its social distancing policies after a photograph showed a large number of customers crowded close together.
  • Champion, Ava Mae Wilson was expecting to be spending the spring of 2020 preparing for the British Under 15 figure skating championships, but her plans were thrown upside down by Covid-19.
  • A businesswoman who was made redundant from her job in London has decided to open a new dog-friendly café in Basingstoke, after being inspired by her late father, a former mayor of Basingstoke.
  • Plans for up to 3,520 homes on the edge of Basingstoke have taken a step forward after a “pioneering” partnership was formed. 
  • Plus, the latest from North Hampshire's Magistrates' Courts.
  • Two pages of your letters to the editor.
  • Two pages of news from our communities, plus trade minister and MP for North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena's latest column.
  • An eight-page puzzle special.
  • The best photos from our Camera Club members.
  • Two pages of business news.
  • Two pages of entertainment news.
  • And much more!

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