Obtaining your Child’s Medical Records

If you wish to obtain copies of your infant’s medical records you should contact the Data Protection Officer of the Medical Records Dept of the hospital in which your child was cared for and quote the following in your letter:


Re: Data Access Request from <<Your Name>>

DOB: <<Your Infants Date of Birth>>

Dear Sirs,

I wish to make an access request under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 for a copy of any information you keep about my child, on computer or in manual form.  I am making this request under section 4 of the Data Protection Acts.

I enclose a cheque for €6.35, being the maximum fee possible for such a request. I also enclose a copy of my passport for identification purposes.

Please send all replies, including copies of all data to me at my above address.


The Medical Records Department must reply to your request within 40 days so note your diary to contact them if you have not heard from them within that period of time.