Complaints

As an organisation, we work hard to make sure our patients are treated fairly and with respect and we want to hear about any aspects of the services our patients experience.

There may be times when things go wrong or you are dissatisfied with the service we provide.

If you raise a complaint:

  • Our staff will listen to you to make sure they understand the issue(s).
  • Will ask what you would like to happen to put things right.
  • Will explain what happened.
  • Will give an open and meaningful apology if appropriate.
  • Will carry out actions to put things right themselves if they can (or with the support of others).
  • Will explain why, if they can’t and,
  • If something has gone wrong will capture any learning to share with colleagues and improve services for others.

If you require support when making a complaint details of our local Independent Advocacy Services can be found on the right, below the web form.

 

To raise a concern, please contact us via:

01626 245999 or enquiries@westernmedicalservices.co.uk

If you are a healthcare professional and the complaint is NOT being made by/on behalf of the patient and or their family, or you are reporting an incident, you will need to log this via your incident reporting system.

 

If you are not satisfied

Western Medical Services will endeavour to resolve all issues at a local level, however, in the event that you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you have the right to contact the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. We will adhere to the principles of good administration set out by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

You may also wish to contact your local Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS). ICAS supports patients and their carers who wish to pursue a complaint about any NHS treatment or care. Information about how to contact your local ICAS is on the right hand side of this page.

If you have any concerns regarding any of the services provided by the Trust you can contact the Care Quality Commission on telephone number 03000 616161 or email enquiries@cqc.org.uk. Further information about the Care Quality Commission is available at www.cqc.org.uk.

Important Contacts

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Millbank Tower

Millbank

London

SW1P 4QP

Tel: 0845 015 4033

Email: phso.enquiries@ombudsman.org.uk

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