SIVUH Data Protection


The SIVUH recognises the importance of protecting personal and confidential information in all that we do. The SIVUH processes personal data and special category data for the provision of Healthcare Services in keeping with Data Protection legislation. If you have any queries in relation to data protection in SIVUH or how we process your information, please contact the SIVUH Data Protection Officer at the following:


Tel: 021-4926100

Postal Address: South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

                           Data Protection Office

                           Quality & Risk Department

                           Old Blackrock Road



SIVUH Privacy Notice

The SIVUH privacy notice sets out how we process all personal information that we generate and hold in the course of providing healthcare services. It explains what personal information we collect on data subjects as data controller, how we use it, who we share it with and the security in place to protect it. It also sets out the privacy rights that data subjects have under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Irish data protection legislation.

Please click on this link to view the SIVUH Privacy Policy in PDF.


Request for Records

How to make a Data Protection request:

All requests for records are processed by the FOI Office. You must apply in writing and simply refer to the Data Protection Act 2018 or GDPR 2018. You must provide sufficient information in order for the requested records to be located e.g. your date of birth, current and previous addresses, and approximate dates of attendance. You must specify the records required and the manner in which access is sought e.g. obtain photocopies.

Please send your request by email to or by post to: Freedom of Information Office, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, T12 X23H


Health Research, Clinical Trials and Audit

For information on health research, clinical trials and audit in SIVUH please visit this page

Page last updated: 22/03/2022

South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork