Social Media Commenting Policy:
The Human Resources, Strategy and Transformation department at St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake monitors all comments and reserves the right to remove your comment. We also reserve the right to block or remove access to repeat offenders of this policy.
Comments of the following nature (and other deemed inappropriate) will be removed:
- Trolling, spamming, or postings that are of a promotional nature
- Material copies from other sources (exceptions include the use of brief quotes where the source is acknowledged)
- Personal attacks and name calling
- Comments that are threatening, obscene, profane and that contain hate speech, degrade others or are abusive
- Libellous statements, such as allegations of criminal activity or comments that unfairly harm a person’s reputation
- Use of an offensive username or of four language
Please refrain from including personal information such as your address or phone number in your comment.
St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake has established a social media presence on Facebook, in addition to its website, and is committed to expanding involvement to other social media platforms going forward, as part of the hospital’s communication strategy.
Maintaining a Positive Atmosphere:
Please post messages that are respectful of other individuals. Unpleasant personal remarks are hurtful. Highly critical comments can make other members wary of expressing their opinions. So please feel free to disagree, but please use respectful language in all comments.
Share your Experience, Not Your Advice:
Do not provide medical advice. Let’s leave that to the medical experts through information posted on our website (www.sjghel.ca).
Seek Professional Help When in Crisis:
This page is not intended to provide crisis support. If you are in crisis, we encourage you to get professional assistance so that you can get the care you need. If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call 911. Telehealth Ontario is another great place to get healthcare advice: 1-866-797-0000. The toll-free Mental Health Crisis Line is also available 24-hours a day: 1-866-996-0991.
Use Caution and Common Sense:
Virtual discussion groups are a great way to connect with other people. However, keep in mind that people may not always be what they seem. Remember that you should not share personal identifying information online.
Remember that information posted on any social media site could live in cyberspace forever. Consider the implications of that before sharing any information.
Discriminatory comments are not permitted. Discriminatory comments are those that refer to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political persuasion, body type, physical or mental health and/or access issues.
Comments of a discriminatory or libellous nature, or that create privacy concerns, will be removed. Repeated comments of a discriminatory or libellous nature may cause the author to be blocked from the SJGH Facebook page.
No commercial advertising or solicitation of any kind.
Be respectful of the privacy of patients, families and staff by not using names when posting comments, or provide any identifying details. You are responsible if you post any private details about yourself or your family.
Authenticity of Content:
Information you post about yourself must be true. Do not impersonate, falsely represent, or otherwise misrepresent yourself. If you post content, you must have the right to do so and must not violate any copyright laws.
Third Party Content:
You acknowledge and agree that SJGHEL is not responsible for any content or comments posted on the site by a third party.
Age of Consent:
You must be age of majority. If you are not, you must receive parental permission before participating.
Under no circumstances would SJGHEL, or its representatives, be liable for any damages arising from or related to use of SJGHEL's social media activities. You agree to indemnify SJGHEL, and its representatives, and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses related to the use of SJGHEL’s social media activities. You acknowledge that you are personally liable for the content of your posts and the consequences thereof.
If you have any concerns about care received at SJGHEL, please contact the Administration Office in order to be put in touch with our patient relations representative.
At St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake, we take great pride in the high level of care we deliver to our patients and their families. We encourage you to share your experiences and feedback, whether positive or suggestions for improvement, with us. By communicating with us, we can best address any concerns you may have in a timely manner and also work on improving our care.