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Media Centre

Media Releases

  • Newest IWK employee, first accredited facility dog in Atlantic Canada
    December 12, 2017
    In September 2017, the IWK’s Suspected Trauma and Abuse Response Team (START) welcomed their newest staff member, Dorado, a 3-year-old yellow lab, and the first accredited facility dog in Atlantic Canada...
  • Television content created by IWK patients tops 100,000 views on YouTube
    December 12, 2017
    Child Life Television (CL-TV), an initiative that provides IWK patients with the chance to create their own television content, has reached over 100,000 views of its programs on YouTube...
  • IWK doctors join national project to give young people across the country a fighting chance against high risk cancers
    November 23, 2017
    For the first time in Canadian history, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer. Dr. Jason Berman and Dr. Conrad Fernandez of the IWK Health Centre join top scientists, clinicians, research centres, cancer charities and foundations at children’s hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it most....
  • IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day on November 17th
    November 15, 2017
    Every year in Nova Scotia, over one hundred babies are born before their due date. Some of the most premature babies are born nearly 17 weeks early and can weigh less than one pound. For these premature babies, the journey from the hospital to home can be long and full of complexities...
  • November 13 to 19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week – what you should know.
    November 14, 2017
    Infectious diseases are becoming harder to treat and contain because a growing number of bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics. Healthcare providers in Canada increasingly see treatment failures, where antibiotics no longer work for some common infections, like pneumonia. With approximately one third of IWK Health Centre patients receiving antimicrobials on any given day this poses a significant challenge for IWK staff...

Media Inquiries

The IWK’s Communications and Public Affairs team is ready to respond to journalist’s inquiries and requests.

The media are asked to contact the IWK’s Communications & Public Affairs team in order to facilitate the following:

  • Interviews with IWK Physicians, researchers and staff
  • Access to the Health Centre
  • Audio recording, videotaping, filming, photography on hospital property.

For more information, please review the IWK’s Media Relations Guidelines

Contacting Us

We make every effort to respond quickly to media requests. Call Communications and Public Affairs during regular office hours at 902-470-7086 .For media requests after hours and on weekends, please call 902-470-8888. Switchboard will page the Communications and Public Affairs advisor on call.

Public Accountability

In the spirit of transparency, a number of documents and reports are available to the public. These include:

  • IWK Health Centre Annual Reports
  • Business Plans
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Financial Statements
  • Compensation Disclosures

See all of our Public Accountability

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