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Feedback and Complaints

Facility Complaints

Submit a facility complaint or concern online to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit in regards to:

  • Food Premises (e.g. Restaurant, Grocery Store, Bakery)
  • Recreational Water (e.g. Public Pool, Public Spa, Splash Pad)
  • Personal Service Setting (e.g. Tattooing, Piercing, Nails)
  • Health Care Setting (e.g. Hospital, Clinic, Pharmacy)
  • Recreational Camp
  • Child Care Centre
  • Small Drinking Water System
  • Smoke-Free Ontario Complaint

Feedback Process

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is committed to providing public health programs and services of the highest quality. We strive to make our programs and services accessible and equitable to all residents.

  • Your feedback is important to us and we view it as an opportunity for improvement. We collect different types of feedback: compliments, complaints, suggestions for improvement and feedback on technical issues.

How to Provide Feedback

  • You can submit feedback by completing the Client Feedback Form
  • This form can also be used for complaints on the provision of programs and services to people with disabilities
  • Privacy note: Personal information collected on this form will be used only for the purpose of responding to your feedback
  • For more information about our complaint process, review these Frequently Asked Questions below
  • Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit provides goods and services to people with disabilities can also email [email protected] or provide verbal feedback by calling 1-800-660-5853. All feedback on accessibility, including complaints, will be directed to management staff in the Quality, Corporate and Information Services Department. Clients can expect to hear back in 5 days
  • This process can also be used to provide feedback about the voluntary merger

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Submit Feedback?

You can submit feedback via the website using the Client Feedback Form. You may also provide feedback via a written letter, telephone or in-person. If your feedback is about a particular service you received, it is best to speak with the program staff directly so the issue can be solved quickly. If you do not have a direct number, please call 1-800-660-5853.

How Are Complaints Dealt With at the Health Unit?

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will take ownership of all complaints and requests, and follow through to resolution. We have a Two Stage Complaint Process:

Stage 1 – Local Resolution

  • When you submit a complaint it will be forwarded to the Program Manager and Director responsible for that service and investigated using investigation guidelines. They will be in contact with you within 30 days with a resolution.

Stage 2 – Appeal

  • If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the review by the management staff, the complainant may submit a written appeal to the Medical Officer of Health/Chief Executive Officer within 30 calendar days following receipt of the resolution. The Medical Officer of Health will review the complaint and the review of the Director and make a final determination of the appropriate course of action. Their determination will be communicated in writing to the complainant, the employee, and the Director within 30 calendar days.

Can I Make a Complaint on Behalf of Someone Else?

Yes, but we will need to know that you have permission from the person and we may want to contact them directly.

Can I Make an Anonymous Complaint?

You can make an anonymous complaint; however this could limit our ability to resolve the issue at hand. We appreciate all feedback and use these incidences to help improve our programming.

Do You Keep a Copy of the Complaint?

Yes, the copy of the complaint and the related investigation report will be sent to Human Resources for filing. Basic information about the nature of the complaint will be entered into a database so we can track trends over time to see if systematic changes are needed to our programs.

Can Anyone Help Me Provide Feedback or Make a Complaint?

Yes, you may ask a relative or a friend to help you, or contact our Human Resources department at 1-800-660-5853 for assistance.

Will It Affect My Service If I Provide Negative Feedback or Make a Complaint?

No it will not. Both positive and negative feedback help us improve our programming.