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Media Enquiries

During office hours, all media enquiries should be directed to the Communications Team by emailing:

sth.allcommunicationsteam@nhs.net

If your enquiry is urgent please contact: Julie Phelan, Communications Director on 07507888647.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our increased infection prevention control measures, we are not currently allowing any filming or photography/interviews inside our buildings.

In certain circumstances we can arrange filming/photography and interviews outside. Please contact the Communications team to make arrangments before coming on site.

Out-of-hours

Outside office hours a member of the team will be on-call to deal with enquiries from journalists. The on-call member can be contacted via switchboard on 0114 243 4343 or by emailing:

sth.allcommunicationsteam@nhs.net

Condition checks

Patient condition checks should be referred to the Communications Team on the above numbers. Please do not contact the wards direct.

Only a brief indication of the progress of the patient will be given, such as the patient is critical, serious or stable. Condition checks cannot be provided unless you have the name, address and or date of birth of the person.

Please note that with requests for patient information the Communications Team first needs to seek consent from the patient/relatives. Without consent, no patient information can be released.

Major incidents 

Should a major incident occur, updates will be recorded on a voice bank and published on this website. Media colleagues can then dial into this number which will be made available on this page during a major incident.

 
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