Your Reporting Options
Reporting an allegation of patient sexual abuse or inappropriate sexual behaviour can be a daunting experience, especially when patients are dependant on medical staff for the health care needs and are in a vulnerable situation. Dignity4Patients aims to provide support, advocacy and information to help make informed decisions on your reporting options.
Dignity4Patients provides information on how to make a Garda complaint, what is involved for the client and offer support during and after the process. We also provide information relating to the Criminal Justice System and the role of the (DPP) Director of Public Prosecutions.
Dignity4Patients supports clients while they go through any criminal investigation and court hearings. We provide information relating to the Criminal Justice System and the role of the (DPP) Director of Public Prosecutions.
Complaints to Public Bodies
Dignity4Patients will submit complaints and/or assist clients with their complaints to the Ombudsman’s Office, Data Protection Commissioner and the Information Commissioner.
Medical Council & Nursing & Midwifery Board Complaints
Dignity4Patients provides information and support to clients in regard to complaints to the Medical Council & Nursing & Midwifery Board. We provide assistance with complaints or on occasion will make a complaint on behalf of the client when that assistance is requested. Dignity4Patients personnel can attend meetings and/or interviews with the Medical Council or with any investigative committee of a medical institution, in a support capacity.