How to make a request under the FOI Act of 20014
A standard request form for each of the 4 possible Freedom of Information (FOI) Request types is included in the guide.
- Personal Information, including personal information of a minor or incapacitated Patient.
- Personal Information of a deceased person (from next of kin or executor)
- Non Personal Information can be requested under the form of a letter/e-mail/fax
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, the following section provides information on how to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
How to make an FOI request
Your application must be in writing stating that the information is being sought under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2014. You may submit your request by using the standard FOI Application Forms LINK in writing or by email to email@example.com.
It is important to provide as much information as possible in your application, as this will assist Beaumont Hospital in dealing with your request.
When seeking your own personal information, you will be required to prove your identity and will be requested to provide a copy of your Driving Licence, Passport or other form of identification. Please include a copy of this identification with any personal information FOI requests.
If you are requesting a copy of personal information of a next of kin who is deceased or is incapacitated, or a minor you will need to complete the standard FOI as per the following (LINKS) – Form for deceased, incapacitated or minor to be attached.
You will also be required to provide other identification and copy documents to verify your identity for a copy of these records.
Please see our Legislation page for full fees and charges
Rights of Appeal
Under the Act, the person who has requested the information has the right to appeal an FOI body's decision - firstly to a more senior staff member within the FOI body than the staff member who made the original decision (referred to as an Internal Reviewer), and then to the Office of the Information Commissioner if the decision is still not satisfactory. The Information Commissioner's decision in this instance is binding. See information under the Legislation Link
Assistance with Your Application
If you require further advice or assistance with your FOI request please contact the following:
FOI Officer, Freedom of Information Department, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org