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May 26, 2009

To all Suppliers and Service Providers:

To create a healthier hospital environment, on June 1, 2009 both London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph's Health Care, London (St. Joseph's) will be implementing a designated smoking area policy.

This policy states smoking will not be permitted anywhere on properties owned by LHSC and St. Joseph's except in the designated smoking areas. To clarify, smoking will no longer be allowed beyond 9 meters from entrances, in parking lots, on roadways, etc.

More information on the designated smoking areas is available on our websites:

LHSC: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/priv/fmr/dsa/index.htm

St. Joseph's: http://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/corp/whatsnew/smoking/dsa.htm

Please share this information with your employees, to ensure they're aware that as of June 1 smoking will only be permitted in designated smoking areas. Thank you for helping us to create a healthier environment for our patients, visitors and staff members.

LHSC facilities
South Street Hospital
University Hospital
Victoria Hospital

LHSC & St. Joseph's facilities
Lawson Health Research Institute
Family Medical Centres

St. Joseph's facilities
Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
Parkwood Hospital
Regional Mental Health Care London
Regional Mental Health Care St. Thomas
St. Joseph's Hospital
Infectious Diseases Care Program