Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)


PALS is a service is for patients, relatives, carers and friends who need somewhere to turn for on-the-spot help, advice and support.

PALS can:

  • advise and support patients, their families, friends and their carers
  • listen to patients’ concerns, queries and suggestions
  • provide information on hospital services and the NHS
  • help sort out problems on your behalf if you’ve not been able to resolve the issue with staff from the hospital department or ward.
  • inform patients, their families and friends and heir carers about the Trust’s formal complaints procedure. 

PALS officers are available Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

Direct line 020 8934 3993 (if a PALS Officer is unavailable, they will respond to you as quickly as they can)

Email khft.pals@nhs.net

Extension 3993.   When dialling from a hospital phone, or via the switchboard. 

Bleep 993 

The PALS office can be found at the junction of the link corridor and Bernard Meade Wing, close to the hospital main entrance. Please ask a volunteer or a member of staff to show you the way.

Complaints

Most medical care and treatment goes well, but things occasionally go wrong, and you may want to complain.

To find out about how to make a complaint, please ask a member of staff or contact PALS for more information.

If you’re not happy with the care or treatment you’ve received and your concerns have not been resolved with input from PALS, you may wish to make a formal complaint.

You can do this by writing  to our Chief Executive, Jo Farrar or you can email him via khft.complaints.team@nhs.net

Jo Farrar

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Galsworthy Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT27QB

Compliments

If you have had a positive experience at the Hospital and are pleased with the service you have been provided you can let us know by contacting the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 020 8934 3993 or by email khft.pals@nhs.net

You can also leave feedback by completing our FFT feedback survey online or writing to your hospital department or ward c/o the PALS Office.  Staff are always grateful to receive feedback about the care they have delivered and use it to learn from and improve the services they offer. 

More information about the role of PALS and making a complaint can be found on the NHS website.


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