Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety at The Credit Valley Hospital
Incidents may occur that will affect the day-to-day operations at The Credit Valley Hospital. Multiple emergency code responses enable us to support and protect our patients, staff, volunteers, and the general public in the event of a disruption / emergency.
Emergency codes are announced over the hospital's intercom system and through email to staff and physicians if needed. If the emergency is contained within a specific area in the hospital, the announcement will include this information. Appropriate actions in response to the emergency will also be communicated if necessary.
Below are some of the emergency codes that may occur that could affect the day-to-day operations and require action from our staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and the public. Staff receive ongoing training on the codes and regularly participate in exercises to test our policies and responses to these emergency events.
If you require help during an emergency situation, please ask an employee or volunteer for assistance.
|Code Green:||Evacuation Crisis|
|Code Black:||Bomb Threat|
|Code Yellow:||Missing Patient|
|Code Brown:||Internal Air / Chemical Contamination / Hazardous Spill|
|Code White:||Violent Person|
|Code Orange:||External Disaster|
|Code Blue:||Cardiac/Respratory Arrest|
|Code Pink:||Paediatric Cardiac Arrest|
|Code Amber Alert:||Missing Infant/Child|
|Code Purple:||Hostage Taking|
|Code Grey:||External Air Contamination|
|Code Lockdown:||Violence Involving Weapons|
|333:||Medical Gas and Utilities Failure|