Media Information - Christmas 2010/11

Media Information - Christmas 2010/11

Southern DHB Media Contacts over the Christmas/New Year period

The Southern DHB CEO Office, which includes all executive management team members, will be closed from close of business Friday 23 December 2011 and will reopen on Monday, 9 January 2012.

Otago only related queries or organisation wide queries

Patient related media queries: Contact the duty co-ordinator as per the usual out of hours process via the hospital telephonists on 03 4740 999. During business hours please contact patient affairs via switchboard.

Non patient related queries: These will be responded to when the Communications and Public Relations Manager and Communications Officer return from leave on 4 January. Please email your questions to jo.harvey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Southland and Lakes District Related Queries or organisation wide queries

Patient related Media Queries: Business as usual process: Contact the Southland Hospital Duty Manager via switchboard 03 2181 949 (this includes queries related to Lakes District Hospital).

Non patient related queries: These will be responded to when the Communications and Public Relations Manager and Communications Officer return from leave on 4 January. Please email your questions to jo.harvey@southerndhb.govt.nz

If you have a media query over this period which is urgent:

Please contact Southern DHB Communications and Public Relations Manager Steve Addison on 0276222468.

Again please only call this number if the matter is truly urgent.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas.

From the team at Southern DHB