Complaints about hospital and community services fell 4 per cent in the same period.
The total number of written complaints about hospital and community services in 2006/7 was 90,846, of which around one in five relate to nursing, midwifery and health visiting.
A total of 77 per cent of complaints were dealt with inside the 25-day time limit set by the DoH.
The target was extended on 1 September 2006 from 20 days.
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