Support Phoneline Opened Following the Publication of Mother & Baby Home Report

Following the publication of the report into the Mother & Baby Homes, the HSE has set up two dedicated telephone support lines.

The first line is a dedicated INFORMATION line that callers can receive information on the report and have their questions answered, including questions on tracking down their birth records. This number is a National HSE free phone-line number: 1800 817 517.

The second dedicated phone line is a national COUNSELLING service for those affected by the Mother & Baby Homes scandal.

It is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at 1800-234-111.

People can also email for support at and further advise is available from