How to Make a Comment, Compliment or Complaint

We will endeavour to resolve your complaint in the most appropriate manner.

You may also wish to contact:

Nationwide Health & Disability Adcocacy Services
Provide information and resources, help identify and clarify issues, help complaints get resolved by assisting with letter writing and attending meetings.
The service is free and they can be contacted on:  Phone: 0800 555050

Health Consumer Service
This is a free and confidential services that will provide advice and assistance in making a complaint.
Freephone: 0800 801 482
PO Box 15019, Dinsdale, Hamilton

The Health & Disability Commissioner's Office (HDC)
The HDC work towards the promotion and protection of the rights of health and disability service consumers.  They can be contacted directly or they may refer you on to one of their regional consumer advocates. 
Phone:    Wellington (04) 494 7900
               Auckland (09) 373 1060
               Other areas: 0800 11 2233 

The Privacy Commissioner
The Commissioner works with the Privacy Act (1993) to promote and protect individual privacy relating to health information.  Generally, the office deals with the principles related to the collection, use and disclosure by private and public sector agencies. 

Lakes District Health Board welcome your feedback as an opportunity to improve our services. 

Of course we appreciate receiving compliments, but we also acknowledge the importance of hearing any concerns.

Should you have a concern or wish to complain about our service, we encourage you to speak with the staff in your ward or unit to discuss your concerns. If the issue is not resolved at this level, do not hesitate to make contact with the Lakes District Health Board Quality and Risk Team.

You can do this by:

1) Emailing this address: 
2) Clicking here and downloading our 'tell us what you think about our services' form. 
3) Writing to: The Quality and Risk Manager, 
                      Lakes District Health Board, 
                      Private Bag 3023, 
                      Rotorua Mail Centre, 
                      ROTORUA 3046
 4) Telephoning (07) 343 7735