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Useful site with information on making complaints across the public and private health sector
National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities
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
Nationwide locations as per website.
Office of the Ombudsman
How complaints made to the HSE are handled can be referred to the Ombudman for external review
Ombudsman for Children
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
Complaints relating to nurses and midwives can be made to the NMBI
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
Opening hours are Monday – Friday
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can provide information in relation to equality legislation, non-discrimination and human rights.
Inclusion Ireland is a national organisation advocating for the rights of people with an intellectual disability and their families.
Irish Patients Association
Providing Independent Patient Advocacy since 1995.
Irish Advocacy Network
Advocacy support for people accessing mental health services
Mental Health Ireland
09:00 – 17:00 Monday-Friday
Dental Complaints Resolution Service
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Non-governmental organisation for the promotion and realisation of Travellers Human Rights.
Cork Advocacy Service (CAS)
Cork Advocacy Service For Social Health & Education Projects
A Community-based Well-being and Development Project
EPIC supports children in care with information and advocacy support
Sage Advocacy provides advocacy support to vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients.