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Media Advisory

Thursday, December 7, 2006

University Hospital may be evacuated due to lack of heat

(LONDON, Ontario) Due to the steam interruptions at The University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre is preparing for a potential evacuation of University Hospital.

Please note, the Emergency Department at University Hospital will remain open, however we ask that the public utilize urgent care centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London or walk in clinics if appropriate.

LHSC will be holding a media conference at the following time and location:

Date: 7th, December, 2006
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital
Perth Drive Complex, 5th Floor
Room D5-150
(On Perth Drive, at the top of the parking garage)

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at (519) 685-8500 and ask to page the

Communications Consultant on-call.

For further information, please contact:

Tommasina Conte, Communications Consultant
Corporate Communications & Public Relations, LHSC
(519) 685-8500, ext. 77062, Pager 17062