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Media enquiries

All media enquiries during core office hours (8.30am-4.30pm), including condition checks, should be made to the Communications Department on 01202 704905 or 726172.

During out of hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) all media calls should be made to the switchboard (01202 303626) and will be directed to the duty manager. We welcome enquiries from members of the print, broadcast and online media and will make every effort to answer questions promptly. The Communications Department should be your first point of contact and all staff have been advised to refer any approaches from members of the media to the team.

All of our media releases can be found online. If you would like to be added to our distribution list to receive these automatically then please email communications@rbch.nhs.uk Any enquiries made under the Freedom on Information Act should be referred to the Freedom of Information Officer on 01202 704461 or at foi@rbch.nhs.uk

Patient confidentiality

We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of our patients. We will not divulge any information about a patient unless we are given permission from the individual or their next of kin.