What if I am not satisfied with the decision on my FOI request?

You may appeal any decision issued by Hospital by writing to

The Internal Reviewer
Freedom of Information Office
CEO Building
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8

Your request should state that you are seeking an Internal Review of the matter. A fee of €30 (€10 for medical card holders) may apply for such an appeal. There is no fee for internal review applications concerning only personal information or in relation to a decision to impose a fee or deposit.

You should make your appeal within 4 weeks from the date of response (although late appeals may be permitted in certain circumstances).The appeal will involve a complete reconsideration of the matter by a more senior member of staff of the Hospital and a decision will be communicated to you within 3 weeks.