Nurse banned for snooping in colleagues' medical records

She simply couldn’t wait to find out the sex of one coworker’s newborn, says the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal says.

A nurse who snooped in hospital medical records to find out the gender of a colleague’s newborn baby and to discover why other coworkers were unwell has been banned for six months.

In total, the enrolled nurse from western NSW accessed the records of 13 people without permission 154 times between 2017-19, according to NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Among those whose privacy was breached were colleagues, a close friend and her own family members.

Eager to find out the gender of a colleague’s