Over 1,000 confidential medical records have been found in an abandoned former aged care facility in Sydney.
According to an ABC investigation, the records date from 1992 to 2002 for patients of the old site of the Garrawarra Centre for Aged Care in Helensburgh.
Information ranges from medical history, accidents, treatments and personal profiles, with the papers mostly found soiled and strewn across the floor of the abandoned building.
NSW Health has been alerted to the breach, with the former aged care facility operated by the NSW Government.
"If it is found that any file notes have been inappropriately stored, the Centre will be contacting individuals, or their families to apologise," a NSW Health spokesperson said.