How to complain about a nurse or midwife working in a private hospital

Complaints Officer in the hospital

If you have a complaint about a nurse or midwife working in a private hospital, you should first complain to the hospital.

Most hospitals have a Complaints Officer who will take your complaint in person, over the phone or in writing. You can find out the contact details for the Complaints Officer through the hospital’s main phone number.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

If your complaint is particularly serious, for example, if you feel it involves professional misconduct, you can complain directly to The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland is the regulatory body for all registered nurses and midwives working in Ireland.

You can find out more in our page on making a complaint to The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Help and advocacy

If you would like help making your complaint, you can find a list of organisations that can help in our page on help and advocacy services.


Page last updated: 17 May 2013