We are committed to protecting and respecting your data protection and privacy rights. Please take a moment to read this Patient Data Protection & Privacy Statement to find out more about why and how we process your personal information.
Bon Secours Health System CLG ("Bon Secours") is a private hospital group.
For further information or queries about your data and your data protection rights, please contact
Mr. Clive Stainton,
Data Protection Officer,
Bon Secours Health System,
Bon Secours Group Offices, 7 Riverwalk,
Phone: 1890 50 4030, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We process your personal data for medical purposes to provide healthcare services to you, on the basis of your contract with Bon Secours or your health insurer or, for patients being treated under the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) scheme, the performance by the NTPF of its functions and responsibilities under legislation. Medical purposes includes the purposes of preventative medicine, medical diagnosis, medical research, the provision of medical care and treatment and the management of healthcare services. Your data may also be processed for the purposes of quality improvement, medical education, training and audits.
In general, your data may only be processed for medical research purposes on the basis of your informed and explicit consent. However, there are limited circumstances in which your data may be used for medical research or public health purposes without your consent. Examples would include our legal obligation to provide patient data to the National Cancer Registry, or the Health Protection Surveillance Centre or undertaking retrospective chart reviews where the applicable legislative conditions have been satisfied
We also process your information in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject and for the purposes of our legitimate interests such as to prevent fraud, for billing purposes and for managing and improving our services.
To provide treatment to you, Bon Secours needs to process your medical records, medical history and related personal information, such as your address and other contact details as well as your health insurance details.
We obtain your personal data directly from you in the course of your diagnosis and treatment. We may also be provided with information necessary for your treatment by other healthcare providers, such as your GP or other hospitals which have been involved in your care and treatment.
Your data will be provided as necessary for medical purposes to those involved in your treatment and care including, where applicable, other hospitals, your GP, external laboratories, external diagnostic providers or your health insurer. Medical consultants practicing at Bon Secours are independent medical practitioners and not employees of the hospitals. As such, to the extent that they need to process your personal data in the course of their professional activities, they are joint controllers of your data with Bon Secours. Your data will be provided as necessary in order to receive payment for medical services provided including health insurers, billing agencies, the NTPF and the HSE.
Your data may also be disclosed where required or authorised by law, for example, for medical research or public health purposes.
Bon Secours, as part of Bon Secours Mercy Health Inc. headquartered in the U.S.A., may from time to time use business partners and service providers located outside of the European Union to process patient data. When this is done, at least one of the following safeguards to protect your personal data to a similar level as within Europe will be applied, i.e.:
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the medical purposes for which it is recorded, including any legal or regulatory requirements to maintain records.
The exercise of your rights might be subject to certain conditions prescribed by law and we might require further information from you before we can respond to your request.
If you are not satisfied with our responses or are otherwise concerned with how we process your personal data, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission.
Patients can request their own personal health records or the records of a dependent by contacting us directly. We encourage requesters to contact the relevant hospital Department to ensure that the correct information is given and to narrow the field of enquiry.
For your convenience and in the interests of processing your request more efficiently we have provided a form that you can complete and send to email@example.com. This form is available using the link at the bottom of this page.
We may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion and will publish such updated version on our website, as appropriate. At the bottom of this document you can find the date on which this privacy statement was last updated.
Last Updated: March 2021