Role: Deceased patient records can be destroyed after eight years. This eight year period is a legal requirement, it allows sufficient time for the relatives to find out any information regarding their family members’ health care, leading up to their death.There are some exceptions to this rule and not all of a deceased patient record can be destroyed after eight years. Any Maternity information within the patient record must be kept until the child of the patient would be 25 years old. Paediatric deceased notes also have to be kept for 25 yrs. If the cause of death for any patient is found to be suicide, these notes have also to be kept for 25 years. (The Medico-Legal team deal with requests to view these records)
Team: This consists of two permanent members of staff with 3 bank staff to augment.
Contact: 01284 713534