Make a Complaint

In Person: Talk to any member of our staff or complaints officer

Online Form: Send your complaint securely through the online feedback form

By Email: E-mail  or with your feedback.

By Letter: Our address is:

Bridgewater House , Bridgewater Business Centre, Conyngham Road, IslandBridge , Dublin DO8 T9NH

Ring us: 076 6959280

You can also LoCall 1890 424 555: Your call will be answered by a staff member from the National Complaints Governance and Learning Team.


Your complaint 

What do I need to include in my complaint?

A written complaint should include:

Who was involved?
What happened and when?
What are you concerned about?
Have you done anything else to resolve this matter?
What do you want to happen now?
It will also assist the Complaints Officer if any extra information and/or copies of other relevant documents are attached to your written complaint.
What will happen next?
In the case of a comment or a compliment:

We will send you a letter of acknowledgement if contact details are provided. All comments or compliments will be forwarded to the relevant service or staff member.
A verbal complaint will be acknowledged as soon as possible be the relevant staff member.
A written complaint will be acknowledged by a complaints officer in writing within five working days.
How long will it take the complaints officer to look into my complaint?
The complaints officer will look into your complaint within 30 working days of the date when it was acknowledged.
If it takes longer to look into all the issues raised in your complaint the complaints officer will notify you within thirty working days and will give you an update on what is happening every twenty working days after that.
What do I do if I am not satisfied with the recommendations made by the complaints officer or the way my complaint was dealt with?
You will be advised in the response to your complaint of the process for requesting a review..

Or you may wish to make a complaint directly to the Office of the Ombudsman or Ombudsman for Children:

Office of the Ombudsman

(9.15 - 5.30 from Monday - Thursday, 9.15 - 5.15 Friday)

6 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 W773
Tel 01 6395600
Online complaints form:

Ombudsman for Children's Office

(9.15 - 5.30 from Monday - Thursday, and 9.15 - 5.15 Friday)

Millennium House 52-56 Great Strand Street Dublin 1.
Free-phone: 1800 20 20 40
Phone: 01 865 6800

Still unsure how to make a complaint?
If you are still not sure how to make a complaint to the HSE please contact us at the National Complaints Governance and Learning Team and we can assist you in making your complaint.

Ring LoCall number: 1800 42 55 55