At TADH we recognize our responsibility to the news media to provide information of public interest. However, we must balance the media’s interest with our responsibility to protect patients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality, including the right not to be interviewed or photographed without their written consent. All media inquiries including request for interviews with patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and for visuals (interior or exterior) of the hospital must be directed to the Communications Coordinator.
The Communications Specialist is available to assist with media inquiries. We endeavour to facilitate your requests for interviews with Board members, senior management, doctors, and staff and will attempt to do so in an efficient and timely manner. Our aim is to offer support in your search for news about the hospital to deliver information in an honest and transparent manner.
The media is asked to contact the Communications Specialist in order to facilitate:
- Patient condition updates
- Interviews with patients and/or families
- Interviews with physicians, staff, volunteers, and students
- Hospital access
- Audio or video recording, filming or photography on hospital property
Media inquiries during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday) should be directed to:
Timmins and District Hospital
700 Ross Ave.
Timmins ON, P4N 8P2
Telephone: 705-267-2131 Ext. 2409
On weekends, after hours and during statutory holidays, our clinical and corporate offices are closed and medical experts are not available. Outside regular office hours, the Hospital always has a manager on-call; managers take turns being on-call (available). To reach the manager on-call, call the TADH switchboard at (705) 267-2131 .