Media Release Notification
The following information is provided to assist editors, reporters and researchers.
The name of the hospital is Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. There are two campuses or sites: Sunnybrook and the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (HOAC).
Communications & stakeholder relations (CSR) staff are available and located at both campuses.
All media inquiries and interview requests must be made through the CSR office at each campus.
Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre
43 Wellesley St., Toronto.
CSR office: 416.967.8554
2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto
CSR office: 416.480.4040
A CSR staff person is available 24-hours a day by pager. Simply call 416.480.4244 and ask to leave a message for Communications & stakeholder relations (formerly public affairs).
After hours it is important to leave a full contact name and phone number for the CSR staff member who will respond to your call. DO NOT leave a pager number. Communications & Stakeholder Relations staff may not be in a position to accept and return page after hours and on the weekends.
For reasons of patient confidentiality and new privacy legislation, the communications & stakeholder relations (CSR) department will no longer provide patient condition checks to the media.
Medical, administrative and support staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are expected to forward all media information requests to CSR. As a timesaving measure media are advised to call CSR directly in advance of contact with staff. CSR staff consider it a priority to address requests for interviews promptly and with respect to various print and electronic media deadlines. There may be times when the appropriate specialist, researcher or staff member is not available. When this occurs we also see it as our priority to inform you promptly and, if possible, refer you to another hospital or individual that might be able to help with the request.