All feedback is considered a valuable learning source to develop better quality, higher standards of healthcare and improved experiences for every person in our care. The Charity is committed to listening, changing, and improving services in response to complaints and concerns raised by patients, service users, their families and carers or other people at any time, and where possible, involving the people who raised their concerns in the changes
We welcome phone calls (including text relay calls) or emails if you have any feedback about patient care:
> Telephone: 01604 616 829
> Complaints email: pals&[email protected]
> Compliments email: [email protected]
Do use our Contact Us page if you would like to raise any other matter with us.
Every person who raises a complaint will be treated with respect and courtesy and offered appropriate support throughout the handling of their complaint. No one will be discriminated against or treated badly as a result of making a complaint. If you are complaining on behalf of someone else, we will need their consent to share details to do with their care with you.
The Charity’s approach to handling complaints is underpinned by the six principles of good complaint handling as set out by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in 2009:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint or the way your complaint has been handled by us, you can refer the matter to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will usually ask that the Charity's process has been completed before reviewing the outcome.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
It is our aim to provide the best care for every person in our care every day and your feedback will ensure that we continuously improve our services to achieve this aim.
Care Opinion is a place where you can share your experience of health or care services, and help make them better for everyone.
Care Opinion make it safe and simple to share your story online and see other people's stories too. You can see how stories are leading to change.
You can submit your story on Care Opinion, and it will feature on their website. When it is published, your story will be emailed to you, and Care Opinion will also try to email staff in the services who need to see it.
Care Opinion do not share your confidential personal details with anyone else.