Complaints, Concerns & Compliments

One of the core values that guides work across the Central West LHIN, is listening to feedback from residents.

Following the Provincial (pan-LHIN) Guiding Principles for Complaint Management, the LHIN's Complaints, Concerns & Compliments process provides residents with a means of registering a health care complaint or concern, and feedback on what is working well related to the care they receive. This process ensures follow-up, and helps to identify potential systemic issues. Committed to resolving or overseeing the resolution of complaints in a timely manner, a review process is in place to record and ensure that reported complaints are addressed. All reported complaints will:

  • be received with courtesy and recorded accurately
  • be acted upon promptly and fairly
  • be confidential and protected.

If you wish to contact the Central West LHIN to file a complaint, concern or compliment, there are several ways of doing so.

  • by phone: 905.455.1281 or 1.866.370.5446
  • by fax: 905.455.0427
  • in person at 8 Nelson Street West, Suite 300, Brampton, ON
  • by eMail at centralwest@lhins.on.ca 
When filing a complaint by email, please ensure you address the following questions:
  • What is the name of the health care organization your concern involves?
  • What is your concern?
  • Who did you speak to at the health care organization? What did they say?
  • What would resolution of this complaint look like to you?
Please also provide:

Protecting Your Privacy

If you have a concern that requires the Central West LHIN to collect your personal information and you would like the LHIN to follow up, the Central West LHIN and its staff may need to collect your personal information in accordance with the Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA), 2006 and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If we do need to collect your personal information, we will require your written consent.  Please click on one of the following consent forms above, depending on your need. 

If you have any questions about the collection and use of personal information or the consent form, please contact Tom Miller, Director - Communications and Community Engagement, at tom.miller@lhins.on.ca or 905.452.6980. 

If you have concerns that relate to services provided or to be provided to someone else and not to you, please contact Tom Miller for further instructions. 

Additional Resources

  • Central West LHIN Complaint Policy | Please contact the LHIN at centralwest@lhins.on.ca.
  • Health Care Consent Act | The Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) is an Ontario law that has to do with the capacity to consent to treatment.
  • FOI Requests | Request Form under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) / Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) - click here.
  • Ontario's Patient Ombudsman | The Patient Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints related to Ontario’s hospitals, long-term care homes and community care access corporations (CCACs) - click here

Note: The Central West LHIN is not a health custodian under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.

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