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HSE test website used 'Master Bator' and 'n*****r' as dummy patient names

However, there is no evidence to suggest that the details were inputted by HSE employees, as the website was publicly accessible.

St James Blur22

THE HSE HAS said it has ‘no evidence’ to suggest that staff were responsible for inputting inappropriate names on a publicly-available training system.

The site, which has now been taken offline but was publicly accessible using IP address, featured a system used to log patient details.

However, dummy entries entered included “Bator”, first name “Master”, and “Tyrone Le Bron”, with the nickname of “n*****r”.

Records show that the website is owned by the Government, and earmarked for use for HSE services.

In a statement, the HSE said there is no evidence to suggest that these were inputted by HSE employees, noting that the the website was ”accessed by a range of IP addresses from within and outside Ireland”.

“However, if HSE staff are found to have made any inappropriate posts to the site, this would of course be taken very seriously by the HSE,” the statement read.

The statement stressed that no real patient details were used on the site.

The company behind the system “have been informed that the website will no longer be hosted by the HSE and the website has now been taken down”, the statement concluded.

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