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A guide to complaints resolution



A guide to complaints resolution


Health and Community Services Complaints Commission annual report; Reports; PublicationNT




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17A Guide to Complaints Resolution COMPLAINT RESOLUTION DECISION MATRIX Please note: the matrix below details the types of factors to be considered when thinking about the best way to resolve a complaint. They are at best a guide to how a complaint might be managed. Decisions about how to resolve a complaint should always be based on the individual complaint circumstances. It is important to know the organisations complaints policy, including when the complaint should be referred to a more senior staff member. Harm Urgency Complexity Desired Outcome Other Informal Resolution Low immediate Low complexity Apology Explanation Service improvement Reimburse costs Need to maintain relationship Organisations complaints policy Formal Resolution Moderate High Low moderate complexity Explanation Service adjustment Policy change Apology Reimburse costs Disciplinary Action Restitution Need to maintain relationship Complaint not resolved informally Organisations complaints policy Refer to/ provide details of external entity High extreme Disciplinary action Compensation Mandatory report Complaint not resolved Organisations complaints policy

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