May 10, 2011 22:53 ET

Media Advisory: InSite Heading to Supreme Court

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - The operators of InSite—North America's only supervised injection site—PHS Community Services will be available to media to discuss the Supreme Court case. They are joined by:

  • Dr. Patricia Daly - Chief Medical Health Officer and the Vice President, Public Health for Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Dr. Ronald Joe, the Medical Manager for Inner City Addiction, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Monika Stein - Manager, HIV AIDS & Harm Reduction Programs Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Russ Maynard - Program Coordinator PHS

InSite users Dean Wilson and Shelley Tomic will be available for comment via Skype from outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa.

WHERE: InSite, 139 Hastings St. E, Vancouver BC.

WHAT: Open house on the Supreme Court case which concerns InSite's constitutional right to exist.

WHEN: Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

About InSite:

InSite is the only supervised injection site in North America and has been operating in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) since 2003. Operated under a partnership between PHS Community Services and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, InSite has reduced the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C, as well as the number of overdose deaths in the DTES. The research shows InSite saves money and saves lives.

Contact Information

  • PHS Community Services Society
    Russ Maynard
    Cell: 778-889-2201

    PHS Community Services Society
    (In Ottawa)
    Nathan Allen
    Cell: 604-833-0748