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Organisation Phone / Website Relevant Information


Useful site with information on making complaints across the public and private health sector

National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

Phone: 0761 07 3000

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities provides an independent, confidential and free, representative advocacy service. The service is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board

Citizens Information Board

Phone: 0761 07 4000

Nationwide locations as per website.

Office of the Ombudsman

Phone: +353 1 639 5600
Lo-call: 1890 22 30 30

How complaints made to the HSE are handled can be referred to the Ombudman for external review

Ombudsman for Children

Phone: 01 865 6800

The Ombudsman for Children receives complaints relating to public services provided to children

The Medical Council


Complaints relating to doctors can be made to the Medical Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Phone: 353-1-639 8500

Complaints relating to nurses and midwives can be made to the NMBI


Phone: 01 293 3160

CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator. CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)


HIQA is the independent authority established to regulate and inspect health and social care facilities in Ireland

Mental Health Commission


The Mental Health Commission is an independent state body which promotes good practice and high standards in the delivery of mental health services in Ireland.

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Phone: +353 1 8589601
LoCall: 1 890 245545

Opening hours are Monday – Friday
9.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 17.00

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can provide information in relation to equality legislation, non-discrimination and human rights.

Inclusion Ireland

Phone: 01 855 9891

Inclusion Ireland is a national organisation advocating for the rights of people with an intellectual disability and their families.

Irish Patients Association

Phone: 087 659 4183

Providing Independent Patient Advocacy since 1995.

Irish Advocacy Network

Phone: 01 8728684
Phone: 087 7540763

Advocacy support for people accessing mental health services

Mental Health Ireland

Phone: 01 284 1166


09:00 – 17:00 Monday-Friday

Dental Complaints Resolution Service

Telephone: 094-902-5105

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Pavee Point

Phone: 01 878 0255

Non-governmental organisation for the promotion and realisation of Travellers Human Rights.

Cork Advocacy Service (CAS)

Phone: (021) 4666180

Cork Advocacy Service For Social Health & Education Projects

A Community-based Well-being and Development Project


Phone: 01-8727661

EPIC supports children in care with information and advocacy support

Sage Advocacy

Phone: 1850 71 94 00

Sage Advocacy provides advocacy support to vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients.


HSE Nursing Homes Support Scheme – Information Booklet



Information Booklet

Information booklet on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme

PSI –The Pharmacy Regulator / An Rialtóir Cógaisíochta

Phone: +353(0)1 218 4000



The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) protects the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public by regulating pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland.

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