Holiday period closure times 2016-2017—The Office of the Health Ombudsman will be closed from 4 pm Friday 23 December 2016 until 9 am Tuesday 3 January 2017.
If you have a complaint about a health service provided to you, a family member, or someone in your care, you can lodge a complaint with us in a number of ways. When making a health service complaint, it’s important you include as much information as you can.
If at any stage you’d like to speak to one of our staff about making a complaint, call 133 OHO (133 646), Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Before making a complaint, we always recommend you try talking with your health service provider—this is often the quickest and easiest way to address your concerns or fix a problem. We’ve put together some tips for talking with your provider. If you’re not satisfied with their response, or feel uncomfortable talking with your provider directly then contact us.
Fill in and submit the online health service complaint form.
Fill in a health service complaint form and post it to us at:
PO Box 13281 George Street Brisbane Qld 4003
133 OHO (133 646)
If you need help in your own language, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and tell them:
TIS will arrange an interpreter so you can talk with us. This service is free to you. For more information, visit the TIS website.
The National Relay Service (NRS) is a free phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. If you need help contacting us, the NRS can assist. To contact the NRS you can: