Written answers

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Department of Health

Freedom of Information

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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930. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that bereaved families that lost loved ones in a nursing home (details supplied) in County Louth are being asked for hundreds of euro by the HSE for access to records under freedom of information; if he will intervene in the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13216/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Health Service Executive (HSE) is an independent body, in it’s own right for the purposes of Freedom of Information.

Statutory responsibility for the HSE’s compliance with the provisions and requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 lies with the HSE itself and not with the Minister for Health.

As this is an operational matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.


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