The tasks of the patients’ committee



Dalarna County Council

Box 712 S-791 29 Falun, Sweden 023-49 00 00

The task of the patients’ committee is to facilitate contact between patients and health service staff.

We do not take over your problem, you participate fully in the investigation of a matter. Your problems may lead to improvements in routines, organization and suchlike. Cases are presented anonymously to meetings of the patients’ committee.

We convey information about:

  • patient insurance
  • pharmaceutical insurance
  • the National Board of Health and Welfare
  • other authorities and bodies

The patients’ committee consists of seven delegates and seven deputies, all appointed by the county council assembly of delegates. The committee has an office in the County Council’s headquarters in Falun. All delegates and officials observe professional secrecy.

The board does not take over responsibility and powers from health care provider. The board has no disciplinary powers.

The primary tasks of the patients’ committee are to:

  • give you the information you need to secure your rights regarding medical care
  • facilitate your contacts with health service staff
  • inform you about other authorities and bodies that you can turn to
  • help you to sort out problems by contacting health care providers
  • contribute to improvement in health care by giving feedback and suggestions to health care providers
  • contribute towards the work of patient safety
  • appoint people who can provide support to patients receiving compulsory psychiatric treatment

The patients’ committee’s delegates and staff observe professional secrecy in the course of their work.

If you have any questions, please contact us.