Northern Health’s Safe Reporting policy establishes a process for individuals to bring forward information about possible wrongdoing by individuals associated with Northern Health (e.g. employee or contractor), 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. If possible, concerns or complaints should first be brought to local management using our contact form.
For concerns relating to:
- COVID-19 non-compliance to rules or public health orders, or other matters that affect general public health, please contact the Environmental Health Office
- The care of a patient while in a Northern Health facility please contact the Patient Care Quality Office
- Adult abuse/neglect/self neglect please contact Adult abuse / Adult guardianship
- A licensed care facility, such as day care and residential care facilities please contact Community care licensing
Safe Reporting is for those occasional situations where an individual who wishes to report a perceived wrongdoing of a northern health employee or contractor, and is convinced that the normal internal process for such disclosure is inadequate or has failed to respond adequately to their concerns.
What can be reported to Safe Reporting?
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 to Safe Reporting?
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.