MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2009

LHSC to announce another North American first

(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre invites media to attend the official opening of a new piece of equipment, the first of its kind in North America that enhances imaging technology and advances patient care.

The equipment was made possible due to the generous support of donors, through London Health Sciences Foundation.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B, 3rd floor
  University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre


About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital, two family medical centres, and Lawson Health Research Institute - a joint research initiative with St Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 30 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

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For more information contact:

Rachelle Wood
Corporate Communications & Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519 685-8500 ext. 77642

rachelle.wood@lhsc.on.ca

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call

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