Mount Carmel Hospital Patient Records

To: All former patients of Mount Carmel Hospital

The liquidators of Mount Carmel Medical Group (South Dublin) Limited (In liquidation), together with St. James's Hospital, are pleased to announce that the patient files and samples of former patients of Mount Carmel Hospital are due to be transferred into the care and custody of St. James's Hospital on 5 January 2017 in order to safeguard these records into the future.

After this transfer takes place, the medical records of former patients of Mount Carmel Hospital will be held by St. James's Hospital, with the exception of obstetric ultrasound images taken during the period June 2007 and February 2014. These records will be retained by Mount Carmel Hospital as, for technical reasons, they cannot be transferred to St. James's Hospital.

If you wish to access all or any part of your medical records, you may do so by making a written request to the following address: Medical Records Department, St. James Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, or by emailing: medrecords@stjames.ie

If you also require your obstetric scan images, please indicate this in your request. Alternatively, you may access your obstetric scan images by making a written request to the following address: The Liquidators, Mount Carmel Hospital, Duff & Phelps, Molyneux House, Bride Street, Dublin 8, or by emailing: dp.mch.medicalrecords@duffandphelps.com

Please note that your rights under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 will not be affected in any way by the transfer of your medical records to St. James's Hospital as described above. Mount Carmel Hospital and St. James's Hospital are committed to assisting you in upholding and asserting those rights.

If you are not satisfied that your rights under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 have been upheld in relation to your medical records as a former patient of Mount Carmel Hospital, you will be entitled to make a complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Please see www.dataprotection.ie for further details.

If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please feel free to contact:

This notice is from:

Mount Carmel Medical Group (South Dublin) Limited (In liquidation)

and

St. James's Hospital