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Patient Relations

In accordance with the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010, Health Sciences North would like to ensure our patients, families, visitors and community partners have ease of access to share compliments, suggestions and complaints.

Patient Experience Survey


Please note: If you are providing feedback for someone other than yourself, HSN must have consent from the patient (or their parent/guardian) before disclosing any information to a third party.  If the patient is not capable of providing consent, we will require consent from the patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM).

We will explain the process to you and obtain information related to your issue or concern from you.  If you are not the patient, we will also explain how the privacy legislation will affect our ability to communicate any follow-up information to you.


We encourage you to share your positive experiences about you or a family member’s time at Health Sciences North. Your kind words are very meaningful to our staff and physicians.


We believe in partnering with our patients and learning from the patient experience. Your suggestions often help guide us to areas of opportunity and quality improvement.


You, your family, your significant other or substitute decision-maker have the right to tell us about your concerns. We would like to hear from you if you have concerns about your care or experience at HSN, a safety concern or a rights violation. 


Step 1

We encourage you to first speak with the nurse, physician or staff member involved.  

  • Your care team knows you best
  • Discussing your questions or complaints may resolve any issues right away
  • This is often the best way to proceed

Step 2

If you are not satisfied or they are not available, ask to speak with the Charge nurse, Clinical Manager or Manager. 

Step 3

If you still have questions, concerns or comments, please contact the Patient Relations Office by Phone 705-523-7100 x 3737 or email


  • Respond to general inquires
  • Provide you with information related to HSN
  • Receive your patient experience feedback 
  • Receive, investigate and respond to your concerns related to your care, a rights violation or safety concern
  • Receive and share a compliment with your care team

  • Provide a safe, supportive environment 
  • Listen and support you through your experience
  • Provide answers to your concerns
  • Provide assistance to achieve a resolution of your complaint
  • Ensure your feedback is shared with your care team and HSN leaders
  • If possible, take action on any of our suggestions to improve the services and processes at HSN


If you are dissatisfied with the outcome from the HSN Patient Relations process, you also have the option of contacting the Patient Ombudsman who oversees the complaint process for public hospitals, long term care homes and community care access centres.  The Patient Ombudsman can be contacted in the following ways:

By telephone: available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1-888-321-0339 


Mail: Box 130, 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

Fax: (416) 597 5372

Contact Us

Health Sciences North
Ramsey Lake Health Centre
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1

Phone: 705-523-7100 x 3737