Fonds TH 2 - Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds

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Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds

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CA ON00343 RG 1-TH 2

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  • 1986-2000 (Creation)
    The Toronto Hospital. Department of Public Affairs and Communications
  • [18–]-2000. (Accumulation)
    The Toronto Hospital. Department of Public Affairs and Communications

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ca. 3.2 m of photographs.
3 m of textual records.

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Administrative history

The Toronto Hospital’s Department of Public and Community Affairs was established in 1986, replacing the separate Public Relations Departments of the Toronto General Hospital and the Toronto Western Hospital. David Allen, formerly Director of Public Relations at the TGH, headed the Department from 1986-January 1998 as Vice President, Public and Community Affairs. In January 1998 the name of the Department was changed to Department of Public Affairs and Communications. Gloria Bishop (1998) served as Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, reporting directly to the President.

The Department prepares and publishes the TTH staff newsletter and the Hospital’s annual reports; coordinates TTH fundraising programs; manages public events and ceremonies involving TTH; authorizes and supervises all internal Hospital information postings/ distributions; coordinates and manages media relations for the Hospital; and responds to requests from media and the public for information about the Hospital and its programs, services and facilities.

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Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by The Toronto Hospital Department of Public Affairs and Communications. The fonds includes 12 series:

2.1 The Toronto Hospital annual reports
2.2 Caring
2.3 Correspondence
2.4 Photographs
2.5 News Releases
2.6 Medical Staff Bulletins
2.7 Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine
2.8 Archives and Historical Committee
2.9 Miscellaneous publications and minutes
2.10 Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital
2.11 Western Hours
2.12 Scrapbooks

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  • English

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Some files are restricted for 120 years from date of creation, to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). To request access to restricted files, please submit an application to UHN’s Research Ethics Board using the form and procedures for Application for REB Approval to Access Retrospective Data for Research Purposes or Access for Administrative Purposes. Please see series and sub-series descriptions and file lists for further details.

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Associated materials

Related materials, the records of the TGH Public Relations Department, are located in Series 7, Toronto General Hospital fonds.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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University Health Network Archives

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Added to Archeion March 19, 2012. Last updated: January 9, 2017.

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  • English

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