Application for a deceased individual's health records

This form is to be used if you wish to apply for access to health records in relation to a deceased individual.



The Access to Health Records Act 1990 grants rights to certain individuals to see what has been written about a deceased patient in a hospital and other health records. This only applies to written records made on or after 1st November 1991.

Access is available to:

  • The patient’s personal representative (this will be the executor of the will or the administrator of the estate)
  • Any person who may have a claim arising out of the patient’s death