"The blackhole called "complaints resolution""
About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Preston PR5 6AW
Posted by razzel (as ),
I had to make a complaint about my treatment with the Trust, I phoned up to speak with the manager but was told that complaints are dealt with at Preston (a leaflet was provided). I phoned up Preston and was informed that they couldn't deal with any complaints until they had it in writing, so I did this.
Recently somebody phoned to inform me that they were going to be dealing with my complaint, I asked her what’s happening with it, but she couldn't tell me as she has to pass on her findings to someone else. My care co-coordinator / line manager can’t tell me what’s happening, only that "it’s gone to higher management".
Up to now I believe this complaint has gone through at least six different people that I know of and nobody can tell me what’s going on.
I think surely it would be better for complaints to be handled locally first, and only passed on to head quarters if no resolution can be made.