Freedom of Information

How do I get a copy of my medical record? 

You have the right to access information about you that is held by us. You can make a request under the following legislation; Routine and Administrative Access, Freedom of Information and Data Protection:

Making a request under Routine and Administrative Access:

Under routine access and administrative access all appropriate information will be made available to the requester having regard to privacy, confidentiality and the public interest. As a matter of policy, the health service supports your right to see what information is held about you within its service. Generally, access to your own health record should be provided administratively (subject to exceptions).

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To get a copy of your own medical record, please fill in the ‘Routine Access to Records’ form and  return it to us along with a copy of your passport or driving licence. If you require any help in completing this form please Tel: 01 6465213.

Please return this form by post to: Medical Records Department, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 or email it to brenda.moran@hse.ie.

PDF version of ‘Routine Access to Records form’ click here

Making a request under Freedom of Information:

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 gives each individual legal rights to access both personal and non-personal (corporate) records, to have personal records amended or deleted where the information is incorrect or misleading and the right to seek reasons for decisions that affect him/her.

These rights extend to your own personal records and in specific circumstances, to those of your children and deceased relatives. There are exemptions provided for in the Acts, this means that there are specific circumstances when the requested information will not be released, e.g. to protect confidentiality. If any of these exemptions are used to withhold information, the reasons will be clearly explained to you.

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You must apply in writing and enclose a photocopy of your passport, driving licence or other official form of identification. You must also include proof of your relationship to the deceased person. Please fill in the ‘Access to Records’ form and return it to us along with a copy of your passport or driving licence and proof of relationship document(s). If you require any help in completing this form please Tel: 01 6465174.

Please return this form by post to: Quality and Safety Department, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 or email it to patientservices.chb@hse.ie

PDF version of ‘Access to Records form’ click here

Making a request under Data Protection:

You may use either the Freedom of Information Acts or the Data Protection Acts to access personal information held by public bodies. However, the Data Protection Acts apply only to your own personal information (or in certain circumstances that of your child) and requires an application fee of €6.35.

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How do I get a copy of my X-ray?

There is a charge of €20 for a copy of your x-ray disc. You can access this service by doing the following:

  • Call in to the cash office of Connolly Hospital with payment of €20 (located in the main hospital reception , second door on the left).
  • Take your receipt of payment and present it to the Radiology reception (follow the direction arrows to radiology).
  • Bring photographic identification with you on the day.

Radiology opening hours for disc collection: Monday – Friday 9-4pm

Cash office opening hours:  Monday – Friday 9-4.30pm