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May 13, 2005

SickKids to launch telehealth link with Trinidad and Tobago

TORONTO - On Monday, May 16, SickKids expands its global reach with the launch of a formal telehealth partnership with Trinidad and Tobago. Using videoconferencing technology, SickKids will conduct real-time patient consultations with physicians in Trinidad and collaborate with health-care providers at the University of the West Indies in order to strengthen health-care services for children.

WHAT: Government dignitaries and senior hospital representatives in Toronto and Trinidad will connect live via videoconferencing to launch the telehealth partnership between the two centres.

WHO: Representatives from SickKids, the University of the West Indies and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, including remarks from: His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, the President of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Michael Lashley, Consul General, Toronto, for Trinidad and Tobago, and Dr. Jason Creajhan, Medical Officer, Canadian High Commission, Trinidad and Tobago.

WHEN: Monday, May 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: IGT multi-media room, Room 2810J, 2nd Floor of the Atrium
The Hospital for Sick Children
170 Elizabeth St.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contact
Public Affairs
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-6380
Fax: 416-813-5328