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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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She was referring to the government's change of criteria for housing assistance to refugees, citing the decision of the administrative court and a report by the Ombudswoman.
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President Nicos Anastasiades told his ministers to heed the interventions of the new ombudswoman, Maria Stylianou-Lottides, who officially took office on Thursday during a ceremony at the presidential palace.
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