Two Victoria health care workers have been fired and are under investigation for the biggest privacy breach in the history of Island Health.
According to Island Health, the two employees, described as non-clinical support staff, accessed the electronic health records of 198 individuals from Vancouver Island, and beyond.
They included family, friends, co-workers and some high profile public figures.
The breach was uncovered during a routine audit of the system in April and at this point only 85 per cent of those patients affected have been notified.
The breached information is believed to include addresses, medical numbers, legal names and other medical information.
It is the most recent of several breaches in the last number of years.