Complaints, Concerns, Compliments

Patient Ombudsman

The Patient Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints related to Ontario’s hospitals, long-term care homes and home and community care.

Ontario Ombudsman

The Ontario Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints related to public sector bodies. The Ontario Ombudsman does not investigate hospitals, long-term care homes and Central LHIN Home and Community Care.

Is your complaint ONLY about a Regulated Health Professional?

All regulated health professionals 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, for example:

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. 

Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Request process may be found here.

Release of Information (ROI) Requests

If you have a request for the release of personal health information, contact:

Central LHIN Home and Community Care
11 Allstate Parkway, Suite 500
Markham, ON L3R 9T8
1-888-470-2222 ext. 5050

One of the core values that guides our work across the Central LHIN is Listen to the Patient Voice, and we appreciate your feedback. The Central LHIN Complaints, Concerns, Compliments process provides people with a means of registering a health care complaint or concern, and feedback on what is working well related to the care they receive.

The process ensures follow-up and helps to identify potential systemic issues. The Central LHIN is committed to resolving or overseeing the resolution of a complaint 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

Provincial (Pan LHIN) Guiding Principles for Complaints Management

If you have a concern or compliment about home and community care services, click here.

If you have a concern that requires us to collect your personal health information and you would like us to follow up, the Central LHIN and its staff will collect your personal information in accordance with the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA).  

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Central LHIN
Manager, Patient Experience
11 Allstate Parkway, Suite 500
Markham, ON  L3R 9T8
905-948-1872 ext. 7230

Please click on one of the following consent forms, depending on your need: