Tell us how we're doing!
One of the core values that guides our work across the Champlain region is listening to feedback from patients and families. Your feedback will help us to improve our programs and services, and identify potential system-wide issues.
There are several ways to contact the Champlain LHIN to file a complaint, compliment, or concern in English or French.
The first step is to address your concern with your Care Coordinator for home and community care, or other health provider (e.g. hospital, community health centre, long-term care home, mental health and addiction service or community support service). They are most familiar with your situation, and want to hear what is going well for you, and what can be improved. They are also in the best position to answer any questions you may have about your care or services that you are receiving.
If your question or concern has not been addressed, the Champlain LHIN is here to assist you, and we welcome your feedback.
Please contact us with your concern or compliment through any of the following:
- 613.745.5882, or
- Toll-free: 1.844.454.1322
- Fax: 613.747.6519
Should you require accessibility support or special accommodation, please contact 613.745.5882 or 1.844.454.1322 (toll-free).
Each complaint we receive will be:
- Received with courtesy, recorded accurately and protected
- Acted upon promptly and fairly. Phone calls and emails will be acknowledged within two business days.
To learn more, please review our Guiding Principles for Complaint Management
The concerns-investigation process is overseen by Jennifer Schenkel, Director of Communications and Engagement. Jennifer can be reached at 613.745.5525 x 5969 or Jennifer.Schenkel@lhins.on.ca
Protecting your Privacy
The Champlain LHIN requires written consent to follow up on a concern that involves us collecting personal information (according to the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990. When you contact us with your complaint, we will review the consent process with you.
The Champlain LHIN is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), which provides individuals with the right of access to certain records and personal information under the custody or control of the organization.
Other Helpful Resources:
Privacy is a fundamental right for all Ontarians. Government organizations that collect personal information must follow the rules set out in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Health information custodians must follow the rules set out in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). To learn more, please click here.
The Health Care Consent Act is an Ontario law regarding the capacity to consent to treatment.
Can help if:
- We have not been able to resolve your home and community care concern
- You are concerned about the care or service at a long-term care home, or
- You would like assistance from an Independent Complaints Facilitator.
Can help if your concern is related to:
- Your eligibility for service
- The type or amount of services you receive, or
- The discontinuation of your service.
The Ontario Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints related to public-sector bodies.
All regulated health professional belong to regulatory bodies called "Colleges." If your complaint is only about a regulated health professional, such as a physician, nurse, physiotherapist, etc., you will need to contact the appropriate College. Click here (external site: Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario).