Patient Advice and Liaison Service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provides adult community health, mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.
PALS aim is to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and that exceed their expectations. However werecognise that there are times when the Trust does not meet the standards that you or we expect. If this happens, we would like to know about it. We welcome all of your comments, concerns, complaints and compliments because they help us to improve the services that we provide to all of our service users.
If you are unhappy about your care, the care of a relative or about any aspect of our services, you should initially try to speak to a member of staff who is with you at the time or a member of the care team. They may be able to resolve your concerns straight away. However, if you are unable to resolve your concerns by talking to a member of staff, please contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS), which provides support and advice to patients, their families, carers and friends. Independent advice and support.
PALS is a free and confidential service that provides help when it is needed. The PALS team act independently of clinical teams when handling patient and family concerns. We liaise with staff, managers and, where appropriate, with other relevant organisations to negotiate immediate and prompt solutions. We also work in line with the NHS Complaints Regulations 2009.
Help and Support
PALS can help and support you with:
- Advice and information
- Comments and suggestions
- Compliments and thanks
- Informal complaints
- Advice about how to make a formal complaint
If the PALS team cannot answer your questions, they will put you in contact with someone who can help you.
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