Information for Journalists
Patients with suspected infectious diseases are regularly admitted to our hospitals for diagnostic tests and treatment. We have well tested procedures in place for treating these patients and there is no risk to other patients or visitors.
We will not be responding to any enquiries about reports of this activity in our hospitals.
Any information required about cases of Coronavirus will be confirmed by the Department of Health media team – please contact them if you have any enquiries.
Please contact the communications team on 0113 2064625 or email email@example.com.
This is also the number for general media calls and inquiries during office hours (which are normally Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm).
We ask that all telephone inquiries are followed up with an email outlining your request.
Out of hours, urgent media inquiries should be directed to our on-call number, 07717 805932 (please do not text this number).
Filming and photography
Photographers and film-makers wishing to come on to any of the sites owned by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust must seek permission in advance from the Trust's Communications Team.
This rule also applies to amateur photographers/film-makers and PR or journalism students in training.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 2064625 with any enquiries.
Freedom of Information requests can be made in writing using the information listed on this page. Requests must fully describe the information you need, and must include a name and address for correspondence.
Patient condition checks
A separate arrangement exists for patient condition checks for the media, which are handled by the hospital bed board on 0113 2065119.
Condition checks can only be given when the name and address of the patient is known, and the condition check will usually be a one word response, eg "stable" or "critical" - we cannot enter into discussions about the health of any of our patients.
Please note we reserve the right not to give out any information if a patient or family ask us not to do so.