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ombudsman

[om′bədzmən]
Etymology: ONorse, umbothsmathr, commission man
a person who investigates and mediates patients' problems and complaints in relation to a hospital's services. Also called patient representative.

ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).

om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.

ombudsman

a public official appointed to look into complaints by members of the public about mistreatment by officers of government instrumentalities.
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He therefore said the Ombudsman had started using modern and effective methods of information, education and communication dissemination such as using radio jingles, television fillers and Facebook platform.
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Manama, November 21 (BNA) --The Ombudsman at Ministry of Interior, Nawaf Mohammed Al-Mwda received today Thursday, the French Ambassador at Large for Human Rights Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay.
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