Complaints and concerns
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We aim to provide the highest standard of service and our patient’s wellbeing and comfort are always our top priority.
However, we understand that sometimes things might not go according to plan. If you are not satisfied with the care you, a relative or friend has received, it is important to tell us so that we can address the problem quickly.
Often the quickest and easiest way to resolve a problem or get an answer to any question you may have is to speak to the staff that are caring for you. You can speak to the nurse/midwife looking after you or ask to speak to the ward manager, lead nurse/midwife or your local service manager. You may decide that you would like to discuss your concerns directly with your consultant and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Staff will always act professionally and respond to concerns as they are keen to receive feedback. You might also want to let us know about something that has gone well or about staff that you feel have excelled in their service to you.
If you feel that your concerns have not been resolved informally, you can raise a formal complaint in writing. Please be assured that any complaint or concerns you raise will not be recorded in your notes and will not affect your care in any way.
The formal complaints process has three stages:
Stage 1– Contact the service manager
Initially, you can raise a formal complaint by contacting the service manager of the following hospitals:
The Lindo Wing
The Lindo Wing
South Wharf Road
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London W6 8RF
Telephone: 020 3311 7700 email: email@example.com
Your complaint will be acknowledged within three working days and we will support you through this process, offering a dedicated contact person for your complaint investigation, face-to-face meetings and regular updates.
Stage 2 – Contact the complaints team of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Please email our complaints office at: ICHC-tr.Complaints@nhs.net or send a letter addressed to:
St Mary’s Hospital
London W2 1NY
The complaints team will review your complaint and contact you directly.
Stage 3 – Request an independent review and adjudication of your complaint
If you are still not satisfied, you can contact the Independent Healthcare Sector Complaints Adjudication Service (ISCAS) who will assess your complaint and how we have handled it and will then consider an independent review:
Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service
100 St Paul’s Churchyard
London EC4M 8BU
If you would like to know any more about how we handle concerns and complaints or would like to tell us about how we can improve our services, please contact the service manager of your hospital site or a member of the management team by calling 020 3311 7700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org