It is quite common that people encounter difficulty in accessing their own medical records, but the fact is that you have a legal right to them.
Hospitals and health care providers are obligated under law to provide medical records to patients upon request and to do so in a timely manner.
Where there is resistance to producing medical records, a letter from your solicitor will remind the health provider or professional of their legal obligations.
If the patient requesting their records received care from the HSE as a public patient, the HSE are still obligated by law to provide the records upon request.
In most cases there should be no charge but there are occasions where a charge will be made. However, there are exceptional cases where sensitive information will be disclosed and where access can be denied.