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Online consumer feedback form
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We strive to provide a child safe organisation which recognises the Rights of the Child in Healthcare Services.
We welcome feedback, both positive and negative, as a way to help us continually improve the services we provide to patients and their families.
You may have had a wonderful experience and wish to provide a compliment. It is always appreciated by staff when they hear that you are happy with the great care they have provided to your child.
Sometimes your experience may not meet your expectations. We encourage you to raise these concerns so that we have the opportunity to act on this feedback.
We welcome feedback from children and young people. A parent or guardian can provide feedback on their behalf if this is deemed appropriate. Community members are welcome to provide feedback however if the feedback relates to the treatment or care of a child or young person we will only be able to discuss this with the child's parent or guardian.
If you feel your concerns have not been sufficiently addressed then we encourage you to make a complaint to the Consumer Liaison Officer (CLO) via the online consumer feedback form (blue button) above.
You can also contact the Consumer Liaison Office (CLO) via email (
email@example.com), telephone (9345 5676) or by
completing the consumer feedback form.The CLO is staffed weekdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. If the phone goes to message bank it means that the CLO is on another call or in a meeting with a family.
The CLO will direct your complaint to the most appropriate person for follow up or investigation and assist in coordinating a response to your concerns.
The Royal Children's Hospital aims to provide you with a resolution to your feedback in 30 days. This time frame may vary depending on the complexity of the issues. You can always contact the CLO on 9345 5676 for an update on investigations.
If you are not satisfied with the response received from the Royal Children's Hospital, we recommend that you contact with the Office of the
Health Complaints Commissioner. This is an independent statutory authority established to receive and resolve complaints about health service providers. This is a free and confidential service.
Anonymous feedback is welcome; you do not need to provide your name or your child's name. However, without these details, we may be unable to adequately investigate your concerns.
Health Care organisations are required to provide a statement with regards to Patient Rights. At The Royal Children's Hospital this takes the form of The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (PDF). Access this information in other languages via the following link
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.