Making A Complaint
In the same way that our staff are encouraged to communicate with patients, patients have an equal right to communicate with us. If you have any issues, staff will be receptive, or arrange for you to speak with their line manager if you prefer.
Where you feel there is a need to take the matter further, we will be supportive. The New Foscote Hospital follows The Care Quality Commission guidelines for complaints management.
Complaints are dealt with as quickly as possible and treated equally, regardless of the reason, or a patient’s age, disability, or ethnic background.. If you wish, we will assist you with the complaint procedure.
Patients are asked in the first instance to make a complaint by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to write to the Director of Governance, The New Foscote Hospital, 2 Foscote Rise, Banbury, OX16 9XP
Your submission will be given prompt attention. If further investigation is required before a full response, we will let you know and give a time scale for a full reply. Our objective is always to properly understand your complaint and to find the right solution.
Taking The Matter Further
Should you not be satisfied with our response, you have the right to approach external bodies who specialise in complaint management, or adjudication.
For Private patients, if you are not happy with the outcome of a complaint, you should contact::
The Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service
4th Floor, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU. Alternatively, you can email them via email@example.com or telephone: 0207 536 6091
For NHS referred patients, If you are not happy with the outcome of the complaint, please contact:
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO)
You can call them on on 0345 015 4033 or use the complaints procedure on www.ombudsman.org.uk
All patients also have have the option of approaching the Care Quality Commission. They can be contacted on: 03000 616161, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helping Us To Improve
Any organisation should welcome an outside perspective, which can bring valuable experience to the table and reflect the views of those we have treated.
If you have any suggestions for service improvement, please speak to us at the hospital, or call us on 01295 252281, or email at any time.
Every thought we receive matters and will be forwarded to a specialist team where that makes sense, or be given a wider audience. Medical care is about patients and the input they can offer.