ACCESSIBILITY & POLICIES
PUBLIC EMERGENCY PLAN
The hospital’s Accessibility/Emergency Response Team strives to improve and maintain a safe, controlled, and healthy facility for the benefit of the patients, clients, general public, volunteers and the staff of the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital. This Public Emergency Plan is to be followed by all the parties stated below to ensure their safety during an emergency situation.
All parties entering the hospital are responsible to read the Accessibility and Safety Plan Bulletin Board in the hospital main hallway to ensure that they are knowledgeable of their part in the hospital’s emergency plan to guarantee their own safety along with the safety of others on site.
Report to the Nursing Desk for further instructions.
Any member of the public wandering in the diagnostic wing or the atrium of the hospital is to report to the Reception Desk for further instructions. During the weekends or after business hours the general public is to report to the Nursing Desk.
Remain in the department for which they are receiving care and wait for instructions from their corresponding healthcare professional(s).
Remain in the department where they are providing a service and wait for instructions from the corresponding healthcare professional(s).
Report to the Nursing Desk or to the healthcare professional(s) in the department in which they are volunteering for further instructions.
EMERGENCY COLOUR CODE LIST
|Code Yellow||Missing Person|
|Code Amber||Missing Child/Child Abduction|
|Code Orange CBRN||CBRN Disaster|
|Code White||Violent/Behavioural Situation|
|Code Blue||Adult/Medical Emergency (Cardiac Arrest)|
|Code Green Stat||(Precautionary) Evacuation (Crisis)|
|Code Pink||Infant/Child Medical Emergency (Cardiac Arrest)|
|Code Brown||In-facility Hazardous Spill|
|Code Purple||Hostage Taking|
|Code Silver||Person with a Weapon|
|Code Black||Bomb Threat/Suspicious Object|
|Code Grey||Infrastructure Loss/Failure|
|Code Grey Button-down||External Air Exclusion|
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS OR RESOLVE A SITUATION. There are trained professionals within the hospital to do so. All witnesses to an unusual event must report their observations immediately to a hospital staff member. The severity of the occurrence will determine the initiation of the communication of emergency codes.
Upon the communication of an emergency code(s) on the overhead system all parties in the hospital are to remain calm. DO NOT PANIC. All directions received which will vary depending on the initiated emergency code, are to be taken seriously and are to be hastily followed in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
Any concerns regarding this plan are to be directed to:
Health & Safety/Accessibility Coordinator
Chief Executive Officer
Emergency Response Team