Northern Health’s Safe Reporting policy establishes a process for individuals to bring forward information about possible wrongdoing by individuals associated with Northern Health, in good faith and without fear of reprisal. It also provides for a consistent and administratively fair investigations process into reports of possible wrongdoing.
Safe Reporting does not take the place of Northern Health’s existing reporting and complaints structures. Where possible, concerns or complaints should first be brought to local management. This can be done by using the Contact Form.
Safe Reporting is for those occasional situations where an individual who wishes to report a perceived wrongdoing is convinced that the normal internal process for such disclosure is inadequate or has failed to respond adequately to their concerns. If the unresolved concerns relate to patient care, contact the Patient Care Quality Office.
What can be reported?
Examples of wrongdoing can include:
- Illegal activity, or noncompliance with any federal or provincial laws or regulations.
- Theft, bribery, fraud, or corruption.
- Unethical or unprofessional conduct.
- Unauthorized use or misuse of public funds or resources.
- Mistreatment of, or actions posing a threat or danger to, patients and staff or the general public.
- Non-compliance with Northern Health policy.
How do I report wrongdoing?
To report a case of wrongdoing to Northern Health at any time please use one of the contact methods below. Any reporting will be treated in a confidential manner.