Data protection officials have vowed to investigate claims that new check-in screens at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary display patients’ addresses and phone numbers for all to see.
The self check-in terminals for outpatients were recently installed in the mainreception at the infirmary.
But The Examiner has learned the new automated system has sparked several complaints.
One lady, who did not want to be named, claimed the hospital was breaking the Data Protection Act.
The Data Protection Act in the UK was passed in 1998 and could be considered equivalent to the HIPAA standards in the US.