Ie: Clergy no longer given hospital admission lists

Eoghan MacConnell reports:

Hospital admission lists are no longer being made available to members of the clergy seeking to check if their parishioners are in hospital.

The long-standing practice of allowing priests to check admissions has been stopped by recent data protection legislation.

“Generally the priests regret that the list isn’t available for practical reasons,” said Fr Brendan Hoban of the Association of Catholic Priests.

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