What are Emergency Codes?

An Emergency Code is a notification of an event that requires immediate action. Different codes are designated by different colours. Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) uses the colour codes set by the Ontario Hospital Association to represent specific emergencies. The use of standardized and uniform codes facilitates the translation of essential information to the responding code teams to ensure optimal response.

SMH aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all patients, visitors, staff and volunteers. It is possible that while you are visiting SMH you will hear a code called over the public address system.

Emergency Codes table