A health service has been ordered to pay $40,000 after a staffer breached a man's privacy, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. An Administrative Decisions Tribunal said the former Northern Sydney Central Coast Area (NSCCA), now split into two health services, must pay a man the maximum penalty allowed for the damage he suffered as a result of the breach. The man was suspended from the NSCCA hospital where he worked after he was admitted as a patient there, disclosing to an admissions nurse he had thoughts of harming himself. The nurse reported the disclosure to human resources, claiming his threats overrode privacy concerns.
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