Freedom of Information Request
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 means that the public have a right to request any recorded ‘official information’ held by a public authority, including the Western Trust.
The FOI Act provides a right of access to corporate or business information that is held by the Trust in recorded format, such as information about how we make decisions, about our services or financial information. Some of this information will be readily available on our website and information not available here can be requested using one of the formats described below. There are some limitations to what can be requested under the FOI Act however in most cases the information you require will be provided, unless an exemption applies. Further information is available on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Please note that the FOI Act does not provide access to information of a personal nature. This means you cannot request a copy of your health or social care records under the FOI Act; however separate provision is made for this under data protection and other associated legislation. For information about obtaining your own personal information – click here.
All FOI requests must be submitted in writing and clearly describe the information required. You must also provide your name and contact details so that we can reply to you. If you want to make a Freedom of Information request, please email:
or send a letter to:
Alternatively you can complete the following form which will be submitted to our FOI office and we will confirm receipt. Don’t forget to provide your name and contact details so we can reply to your request. Please remember you should NOT use this form to request information of a personal nature – click here.