Freedom of Information

FOI Publication Scheme & How to make an FOI Request

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparancy and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act.  The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with the scheme.

Each of the below links leads you to the page with relevant information for the category.

General Information

Patient Charter (HSE)

Mission Statement

NMH Foundation

Annual Report

Organisational Structure


Executive Committee Minutes

April 2016

May 2016

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

Protected Disclosure 2018

July 2021

The NMH is committed to maintaining an open culture where workers can report any concerns they may have in confidence.

 We have a policy in place that aims at encouraging the reporting of genuine concerns about relevant wrongdoings (Protected Disclosures Policy). It also provides guidance on how to raise a concern and reassures workers that genuine concerns can and should be raised, without fear of penalisation.
In accordance with the Protected Disclosure Act 2014 we present previous year’s disclosures on our website. In relation to 2020, no protected disclosures were made to The National Maternity Hospital and no further action was therefore required.
If you have any questions in relation to this please contact Yvonne Connolly, HR Manager (tel: 01-637 3271).

Information on Functions & Services Provided

Data Protection

Educational Services

Ethics Research Committee

Maternity Patient Information

The Linen Guild

Visitor Information

Women's Health Patient Information

Your Baby

Information on Decision-Making Procedures

Policy Proposals

Healthy Ireland

National Maternity Strategy 2016 - 2026


Financial Information

You can click on the following links for information on The National Maternity Hospital's:

Capital Expenditure

Financial Statements

Governance Board Member Remuneration

Payments or Purchase Orders for goods and service

Procurement Information

The National Maternity Hospital's procurement policies and procedures

Current tender competitions and public contracts awarded (

Miscellaneous Information

FOI Disclosure Log

Information Sought on a Regular Basis

Useful Links
Freedom of Information Act 2014
Government's Freedom of Information Website
Office of the Information Commissioner


How to make a request

Under the Freedom of Information Act, 2014, you are entitled to apply for access to information not otherwise publicly available.

  • The right for each person to access information held by public bodies.
  • The right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading.
  • The right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them. This right means that from the 21st April, 1998 people can seek access to personal information held on them no matter when the information was created, and to other records created after 21 April, 1998.

To find out how to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act click here.

You can download the application form by clicking here.  Patient signed consent and a copy of photo identification must be provided with each request.

Applications should be made to:
Alan McNamara
Freedom of Information Officer
The National Maternity Hospital
Holles Street
D02 YH21
Tel: (01) 637 3100 (ask for bleep 085)

Rights of Appeal