UP to 70 sets of patients' notes are going missing at Staffordshire's biggest hospital every day, it has emerged.
The shock findings come despite a new £60,000 digital system brought in to store them more safely.
Bosses at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire admit that at any one time between 40 and 70 of the medical records end up at the wrong location because of staff errors.
And if they cannot be tracked down and retrieved fast enough, patients may have appointments cancelled.
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