Media: Confidentiality

We place great emphasis on patient confidentiality. We will not divulge any information about a patient without permission from either the patient or their next of kin.

  • If permission for a 'condition check' is granted, only a brief indication of the progress of the patient will be given; for example, comfortable, stable or critical.
  • If the patient or their next of kin has specifically requested that no information is released to the media about their condition, their wishes will always be respected.

Contact the press office

Our press office deals with media requests and produces the Trust magazine 'The Pulse' and our Annual Report. We always protect the privacy of patients and staff and ensure information is accurate and consistent.

For press enquiries, contact the Communications Team on ).

Please note, that the cancer services at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre are run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Any press enquiries regarding these services should be directed to 01438 314 333 and you will be directed to the press officer on call.

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