The media is not allowed to enter patient care areas and other restricted areas without first obtaining authorization from, and being escorted by Corporate Communications.
The media is asked to wear proper identification of their employer while on hospital property.
The media must first notify Corporate Communications before interviewing, photographing, filming, or making an audio recording or videotape of an LHSC patient. Signed patient consent, obtained by Corporate Communications, is also required.
LHSC physicians and staff must also provide permission before the media can proceed with an audio or video recording, filming, photographs, or an interview.
After-hours media access is not permitted unless arranged in advance. Only under rare exceptions will interviews, videotaping, filming, audio recording, or photographs be authorized, and any authorization must be obtained from Corporate Communications. After hours, media can call the LHSC switchboard at (519) 685-8500 and ask for the Communications Consultant on-call to be paged.