Why we exist

To protect and promote the health and safety of users of health services by considering, investigating and disposing of complaints in the national health system (private and public health establishments) relating to non-compliance with prescribed norms and standards and ‘contribute towards a development of public service culture characterized by fairness, dedication, commitment, openness, accountability and the promotion of the right to good public administration’

Independence, Impartiality and Accountability

The Act directs the Health Ombud to perform his functions “in good faith and without fear, favour, bias or prejudice”. The Act also provides the Health Ombud (and OHSC staff assisting the Ombud) with powers to facilitate thorough investigation.

Vacancies at OHO

The Office of Health Ombud (OHO) is an independent body established in terms of the National Health Amendment Act of 2013 and is located within the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) and is assisted by persons designated and seconded by the Office with the concurrence of the Ombud; and reports to and is accountable to the Minister of Health.

The OHO wishes to appoint dynamic individuals with a passion and commitment for service excellence as vacancies arise.

Professor Makgoba reflects on his term of office as the first Health Ombud

Media Statement on Release of Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Report

BHPSA 2021 STORY 4 – Ombud twinning-v2

Media Release : The Report into Circumstances surrounding the care and death of Mr. Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital

Toll-Free Number: 080 911 6472
Fax: 086 560 4157
Email: complaints@ohsc.org.za
Post: Private Bag X 21, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007
Walk-in: OHSC Offices, 79 Steve Biko Road, Prinshof, Pretoria

Whistle-blowers are guaranteed anonymous.