A possible privacy breach has been reported at a Pickering long-term care home that’s been hard-hit by a novel coronavirus outbreak.
Long-term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said the possible breach is regarding “individual resident personal health info” at Orchard Villa long-term care.
A spokesperson for the home confirmed to Global News that an internal investigation was conducted, but further information regarding the breach wasn’t provided.
“We can confirm there is a possibility of a privacy breach of personal health information,” the spokesperson said.
“We have informed the privacy commissioner and an internal investigation has been conducted. We will not be commenting further at this time.”
Orchard Villa has been particularly hard hit with an outbreak of COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 69 resident deaths at the 233-bed facility.