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04-08-2017, 21:43   #46
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I'd be grateful for the info. Although I'm probably snookered in that the person I'm trying to get info on was "adopted" by the same folks who adopted by grandmother so no next of kin...

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I'd be grateful for the info. Although I'm probably snookered in that the person I'm trying to get info on was "adopted" by the same folks who adopted by grandmother so no next of kin...

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Who did you contact in the HSE out of interest? I've been emailing CK snd AK for two and a half years with no response!! So annoyed and frustrated! Latest attempt was about a month ago. The least they could do is acknowledge my request! Any ideas what I should do next?
As an update to this, I am hopeful that Some progress is being made on this at last (thanks to Whereisgerry and some persistent emailing!!). It appears my previous emails & attachments may have been blocked by the HSE server. So after resubmitting my documents, request has been made to the National Archives on my behalf, under the freedom of information Act. As I understand it, this is still not a guarantee that I will be allowed access to the documents, once/if found. However, I'm really excited that I could have news ag last in the next month or so!
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Hi Cailleachdubh,

What is your relationship to the person you are requesting info on? Have you been asked about your status as next of kin? I recently got info on my great grandfather from the dept of justice through an FOI request and no one asked me to prove I was related. Maybe mental health records are different though (

My great grandfather seems to have been badly injured during his time in Grangegorman - I know he was physically fine when sent there so I would really like to know what happened him. Damn this next of kin business!!
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07-09-2017, 12:25   #51
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Health records are all the same. You should be asked to prove your direct connection. I had to provide b/m/d for myself, father, grandfather and his mother to get her records.

Irish military records also worked like this for a great-grandfather of mine. However, when I tried to get my grandfather's, they wanted to know if he had any living children and then insisted that one of them apply instead of me.
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Hi Cailleachdubh,

What is your relationship to the person you are requesting info on? Have you been asked about your status as next of kin? I recently got info on my great grandfather from the dept of justice through an FOI request and no one asked me to prove I was related. Maybe mental health records are different though (

My great grandfather seems to have been badly injured during his time in Grangegorman - I know he was physically fine when sent there so I would really like to know what happened him. Damn this next of kin business!!

He's my great-grandfather (we spoke about this before via PM!).

Good news - I received my records today. Unfortunately, not as much information as I would have like but I'm nevertheless delighted with what I got. It's just the committal documents and documents pertaining to his death. Found out he was on in the hospital for 3 months before he died there.

I'm wondering whether he also spent time in the Richmond War Hospital (on the same site I believe). Does anyone know whether clinical records from here are available?
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Sorry! Yes I had forgotten. Terrible memory! Delighted to hear you got the records Cailleachdubh. Was there a photo of your great grandfather? I had read somewhere that Grangegorman had photographed most of its patients on admission. Was there any record of who visited your great grandfather?
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My great-grandmother's file had a photo, which was fantastic. I was able to match her up with older unidentified photos.
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Thx Pinky! I would be delighted to see a picture too. Obviously, I don't expect exact details but what kind of info did you receive in your file? Was there info on your great grandmother's general well being / visitors?
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If you read back in this thread, I posted the details previously.

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I've been to the sorting office and collected the file.
Bowled over!
There is a photograph of her, description, etc.
Lots of medical stuff.
Letters from her children, etc.

One of the best things: list of people who were allowed visit, all identified by family relationship. This has yielded the married name of 3 sisters, so I'm looking at adding about 12 new people to the family tree once I confirm some marriage certs.
That was a couple of years ago now - I've added about 50 people to the tree since then, stemming from this success.
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Sorry! Yes I had forgotten. Terrible memory! Delighted to hear you got the records Cailleachdubh. Was there a photo of your great grandfather? I had read somewhere that Grangegorman had photographed most of its patients on admission. Was there any record of who visited your great grandfather?
I was really hoping there would be a photo, as I had read the previous post from Pinkypinky, but unfortunately there was none in my case. There are no surviving photos of my great-grandfather in the family so I was disappointed with this alright.

No records of who visited him, but there were 2 next of kin names given on his committal warrant - his wife and his sister. Apart from the Commital forms, the other documents were: 2 documents stating time and date of death and one copy of a telegram to his wife informing her of his death.

His case-notes were not located, unfortunately, so there is no medical/clinical detail in the notes.
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I dont know if your still on this or if your would still have this info? If you do could you let me know

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A relation of mine was in Grangegorman and it turns out he died in a fire at the facility. I got some information about him from HSE but no information about the fire.
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