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:
Our patients’ personal health information is confidential. The IWK is a trusted custodian of personal health information pursuant to Nova Scotia’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), with corresponding obligations and responsibilities. The IWK Health Centre and its Communications & Public Affairs team will not confirm or comment publicly on individual cases or provided patient status update or information about whether a patient has been admitted to the IWK Health Centre, without the patient's written consent, or that of their legally authorized substitute decision-maker.
For more information, please review the IWK’s Media Relations Guidelines
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.
In the spirit of transparency, a number of documents and reports are available to the public. These include:
Dalhousie University Health Law and Policy Seminar Series - Troutville: Where People Discuss Fairness Issues | February 28, 2020
Dalhousie University Health Law and Policy Seminar Series - Unaffordable Essential Medicines: More Than Just a Rights Violation | March 20, 2020