Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal data to:

  • A third party who provides a service to us
  • A public authority in the event that we are required to do so by law
  • A prospective seller or buyer of any our business or assets
  •  A third party where we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation
  • A third party where it is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person
  • A third party where necessary for our legitimate business interests to protect the rights, property, or safety of NMH, our customers, or others
  • Your registered GP

Some of the ways we may share your information with your consent is as follows:  

  • With another Hospital
  • With a third party representative
  • With your next of kin
  • For non-anonymised research
  • With your insurance company

Research:   Anonymised data is used as a basis for clinical audit and for research purposes.   The NMH is a teaching hospital; we work closely with University College Dublin (UCD). Research projects are approved by the NMH Research Ethics Committee.

Anonymised data is shared with the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).

Some personal data is also shared as follows and may be applicable to you:

  • General Registrars Office – for the purposes of birth registration  
  • Cancer Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • IBTS
  • HPO
  • PHN - Public Health Nurses
  • Child protection
  • Department of Social Welfare (where legislation permits)
  • Congenital Anomaly Register
  • An Garda Siochana (where legislation permits)

When other organisations are involved in your care we may need to share details about you to enable us to work together for your benefit.  Information will only be shared with them if they have genuine need for it and where possible we will ask for your consent on this.

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