28 Feb 2017

Dalton's privacy case investigated by DHB

4:18 pm on 28 February 2017

A possible privacy breach involving former Silver Fern netballer Tania Dalton, who is fighting for her life in Auckland City Hospital, is being investigated by the Auckland DHB.

Former silver Fern netballer Tania Dalton in 2012.

Tania Dalton Photo: PhotoSport

Ms Dalton suffered a ruptured carotid artery aneurysm while playing a social game of touch rugby on Thursday.

The 45-year-old played 37 tests for New Zealand as a shooter between 1996 and 2007. She was part of the 2003 netball world cup winning team and was now a regular netball commentator on Sky Sport.

In a statement this afternoon, the DHB said it had been made aware of a possible breach of a patient's privacy.

In 2013, 33 DHB staff were disciplined over breaching the privacy of a male patient.