This page gives information on how you can access your own medical records or the records of someone who has died. 

How do I get a copy of my medical record?

You have the right to access information about you that is held by us.
To get a copy of your own medical record, please email or write to us at the address provided below. In your email or letter, please include:

  • Your family name (surname)
  • Your first name
  • Your maiden name (if relevant)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your contact telephone number
  • Your current address
  • Your previous address (if you were living at a different address when you first came to the Mater Hospital)
  • Details of the exact records you are requesting
  • A photocopy or scan of your passport, driving license or other official form of identification

Please send your letter and photocopied documents to:

Routine access administrator
Mater Hospital,
Eccles Street,
Dublin 7
D07 R2WY

Alternatively, you can send your letter and documents by email to routineaccess@mater.ie.

How long will it take?

The time it takes to process your request can vary depending on the records you are looking for and how many other requests are being processed at the same time. However, we aim to get your records to you within 40 days.

Contact the routine access administrator

If you have a query, you can contact us by phone or email.

T: (01) 803 4311

E: routineaccess@mater.ie

Special notes

  • There is a charge of €6.35 to access your records.
  • Please don't forget to send us a copy of your photo ID, as we can't process your request without it.

How do I access records of someone who has died?

When a patient dies, the next of kin or other family members may ask for a copy of the patient’s medical records. These applications are managed by the freedom of information officer at the hospital.

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.

To apply for these records, please download and complete the application form below. 

Completed forms should be sent to:

The freedom of information officer
Non-corporate requests
Mater Hospital
Eccles Street
Dublin 7
D07 R2WY

Alternatively, send your form by email to foi@mater.ie.

How long will it take?

The time it takes to process your request can vary depending on the records you are looking for and how many other requests are being processed at the same time. However, we aim to give you a decision about your application within four weeks. After that, it can take two to three weeks to provide you with the records.

Contact the freedom of information officer

If you have a query, you can contact us by phone or email.

T: (01) 803 2983
E: foi@mater.ie