Central Queensland compliments and complaints
This page is about feedback relating to Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service. To give feedback on a public hospital or health service elsewhere in Queensland, please get in touch with your local hospital and health service.
Tell us about your experience
At Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQ Health) all feedback about your visit to our hospitals and health facilities is valued and welcomed. It is important to us and helps us understand what we are getting right and which areas we need to improve.
Telling us about your experience helps us identify what is working well, and what areas may need improvement.
We recognise your right to make a complaint and to have it investigated fairly. We assure you that the care provided to you or your loved one will not be affected by your decision to make a complaint. We also recognise your rights to have your culture, beliefs and values respected. If you need an interpreter (language or signing), please advise us and it will be arranged for you.
If there is a problem
We want to hear from; you can get in touch with us in the following ways:
- Go local first: Contact the hospital, facility or service in question. Talking to the nurse manager, doctor or health professional of the area is often the easiest and quickest way to resolve the problem.
- Act quickly: Talk to someone as soon as possible, as the longer you wait the less clear facts tend to become and the harder it can be to find a solution.
- Complete a compliments and complaints form: Paper forms are available at our hospital reception desks or nursing stations, or you can complete the form online.
- Contact our Consumer Feedback Service
The Consumer Feedback Service will acknowledge your complaint within five (5) working days and forward your complaint to the right person. Someone from the hospital or service will make contact with you.
Your complaint will be dealt with in a confidential manner and will only be discussed with the people directly involved. Your complaint will not be kept on your medical record.
You also have the option of contacting the Office of the Health Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is independent from Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.
Complaints about corrupt conduct
CQ Health complies with the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 for any complaint involving a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct.
Where the suspicion relates to the Health Service Chief Executive the following policy applies:
Complaints about the Public Official: Section 48A of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (PDF 200 kB)
We take your privacy seriously. It is important to note that there will be no record of your complaint attached to your medical chart. All complaints are treated with the utmost confidentiality at all times.