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Media Centre

Media Releases

  • Maritimers pledge record-breaking $6.4 million during 33rd annual IWK Telethon for Children
    June 6, 2017
    It was another record-breaking year for the annual IWK Telethon on CTV with Maritimers pledging an incredible $6,462,352.04 in support of the IWK. The show wrapped up for the 33rd time on Sunday evening after broadcasting live from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John and Charlottetown this...
  • IWK Researchers win Governor General’s Innovation Award
    May 8, 2017
    The IWK’s Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie and Dr. Patrick McGrath are one of six winners of the second annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards announced Friday morning in Ottawa. The awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations whose exceptional and transformative work help shape the future and positively impact quality of...
  • Dr. Richard Goldbloom inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
    May 4, 2017
    As the IWK Health Centre’s first physician-in-chief and Director of Research, Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom transformed children’s health care in Atlantic Canada. Today he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) at a ceremony at Centre des congrès de Québec in Québec...

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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