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Complaints about us

We know that we may not always get things right. If this happens, it is important that you tell us about it as soon as possible so we can take immediate action.

We can deal with complaints about how we carry out our work, including complaints about members of our staff or people working on our behalf.

This may include:

  • something that we may have done or should have done;
  • how we have handled your request for information;
  • how well we have carried out our work as the inspector or regulator of healthcare; and
  • how we have treated you.

Who can complain about us

  • If you have been directly affected by the work that we do;
  • you are acting on behalf of someone who has been directly affected; or
  • you represent a provider of healthcare – in either the public or private sector – that has been directly affected. 

Making your complaint

You can make your complaint by contacting us by phone letter or email. We will acknowledge your complaint and let you know who will be dealing with it. 

We will contact you if we need further information to help us with our enquiries. 

Once we fully understand your complaint we aim to reply within 15 working days. We will contact you if we cannot reply in that time and let you know the reason for the delay. 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have dealt with your complaint you can refer your complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

Further information on making a complaint can be found in our ‘Feedback and complaints about Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’ leaflet. 


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