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Media Contacts and Guidelines

At The Ottawa Hospital 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 Media Relations.

Regular Office Hours
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone: 613-737-8460

Note: 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 Media Relations staff on-call; however this service is strictly reserved for emergencies. To reach the on-call staff, call The Ottawa Hospital switchboard at 613-722-7000.