LHSC still providing care to patients during winter storm


For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2010


(LONDON, Ontario) - In spite of worsening weather conditions affecting our region, LHSC is still providing essential services to patients in London and surrounding area. Scheduled surgeries and outpatient clinics will continue as planned for any patients who can get into the hospital.


Patients unable to make their scheduled appointments should contact the hospital to re-book.

LHSC has arranged for Voyageur Transportation to pick-up staff at regular shuttle locations at Victoria Hospital, University Hospital and South Street Hospital tonight between 7:15 – 7:30 p.m., and again between 11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will drop staff off at the main passable intersection closest to their home.


About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 135 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 Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute 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 50 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 nearly 15,000 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:
Sarah Muto

Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77062


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