Your feedback is important. We are listening.

We welcome your feedback about the quality of care and services you have received at Heywood Rural Health (HRH). This might include what we are doing well and what we need to change.

Compliments

We appreciate when you let us know about the things that you are happy with. This helps us know what is important to you so that we can build on these strengths.

Suggestions

We are always open to suggestions, in particular, ways in which we could do things better. Suggestions are an important part of our quality improvement system.

Complaints

Making a complaint is not ‘being difficult’.

If you have a concern about the care you or someone else is receiving at HRH, it is important to let us know.

Complaints are important because they can help our health service improve the quality of care and services that we provide to you and/or your loved one. Your complaint can help other people too.

We take all complaints very seriously and will do our best to look at your situation as quickly and effectively as possible. All feedback will be kept confidential and you do not have to include your name, however, if you would like us to contact you about your feedback or complaint, you will need to give us your name and contact details.

There are several ways you can give us feedback:

  • If you feel comfortable, we encourage you to raise your concern with the staff or managers at HRH as this is often the best way to have your concern resolved.
  • Completing the “Have Your Say’ feedback form is another way to do this.
  • Making direct contact with the Manager of the area
  • If you are not satisfied with the response, or would like more support, talk to Katrina Perroud,  Quality and Risk Manager
  • If you are still not satisfied, you may contact the Chief Executive Officer Leigh Parker

Quality & Safety Manager:
Telephone: 5527 0527
Email: Katrina.perroud@heywoodruralhealth.vic.gov.au

CEO:
Telephone: 5527 0528
Email: ceo@heywoodruralhealth.vic.gov.au

If you do not feel your complaint can be resolved with HRH, you may contact the following external agencies:

Health Complaints Commissioner

Telephone: 1300 582 113 (free call) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Online complaints:

Click on the link below to access the online form:

Lodge a complaint

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Telephone 1800 951 822 (free call)