Complaints

Options available for contacting us with your complaints:

Operational AreaCountiesComplaints ManagerAddressPhoneEmail
SouthWexford
Waterford
Kilkenny
Carlow
South Tipperary
Cork
Kerry
Anthony ByrneNAS Operational support office,
Wexford General Hospital,
Newtown Road,
Wexford.
056 7785568anthony.byrne@hse.ie
EastLouth
Monaghan
Cavan
Meath
Wicklow
Kildare
Dublin
Westmeath
Offaly
Longford
Laois
Shane O’BrienNAS Phoenix Hall, St Mary’s Campus Phoenix Park Dublin 2001 7959746shane.obrien@hse.ie
WestDonegal
Leitrim
Sligo
Mayo
Galway
Roscommon
Clare
Limerick
Tipperary North
Kevin FlanneryRegional Ambulance Office St. Marys Hospital Complex Castlebar Co Mayo094 9063081kevin.flannery@hse.ie

Your Complaint

What do I need to include in my complaint?

A written complaint should include:

  • Who was involved?
  • What happened and when?
  • What are you concerned about?
  • Have you done anything else to resolve this matter?
  • What do you want to happen now?

It will also assist the Complaints Officer if any extra information and/or copies of other relevant documents are attached to your written complaint.


What will happen next?

In the case of a comment or a compliment:

  • We will send you a letter of acknowledgement if contact details are provided. All comments or compliments will be forwarded to the relevant service or staff member.
  • A verbal complaint will be acknowledged as soon as possible be the relevant staff member.
  • A written complaint will be acknowledged by a complaints officer in writing within five working days.


How long will it take the complaints officer to look into my complaint?

  • The complaints officer will look into your complaint within 30 working days of the date when it was acknowledged.
  • If it takes longer to look into all the issues raised in your complaint the complaints officer will notify you within thirty working days and will give you an update on what is happening every twenty working days after that.


What do I do if I am not satisfied with the recommendations made by the complaints officer or the way my complaint was dealt with?

You will be advised in the response to your complaint of the process for requesting a review. For further information you may contact the National Complaints Governance & Learning Team on 045 880400.

Or you may wish to make a complaint directly to the Office of the Ombudsman or Ombudsman for Children:

Office of the Ombudsman

(9.15 - 5.30 from Monday - Thursday, 9.15 - 5.15 Friday)

18 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2.
Phone: 01 6785222
Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.irlgov.ie
Website: http://www.ombudsman.gov.ie/

Ombudsman for Children's Office

(9.15 - 5.30 from Monday - Thursday, and 9.15 - 5.15 Friday)

Millennium House
52-56 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1.
Free-phone: 1800 20 20 40
Phone: 01 865 6800
Email: oco@oco.ie
Website: http://www.oco.ie

Whilst we attempt to respond to all forms of correspondance quickly, when local investigation is required you will understand that this takes time, but we will always do our best to act quickly and efficiently. We promise to keep you updated regularly on progress made.