Media Visits to Health Facilities
All visits by the media to any Eastern Health facility must receive prior clearance through the Corporate Communications Department. A representative of the organization must escort all journalists, photographers, videographers or any other news media personnel while they are on-site. An organizational representative will also be present during all interviews and/or filming or photography sessions. Media interviews will not be permitted in critical care areas. Patients, clients, residents and relatives who wish to talk to the media must make arrangements through a representative of the Corporate Communications Department.
Photography/Filming Upon approval from Corporate Communications and once appropriate consent forms have been signed, news media may photograph and videotape at Eastern Health facilities. However, a representative of the organization must be present at all times. Patients, residents and clients may not be photographed or videotaped in such a way as to be recognized unless the patient, parent, client, resident or other responsible party signs a consent form. Photographers must make every effort to ensure visitors, patients, parents, residents and clients inside a facility at the time of photography are not recognizable.