St. Michael’s aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all patients, residents, visitors, staff, physicians, students and volunteers.
What are Emergency Codes?
|Code Orange||External emergency|
|Code Black||Bomb threat|
|Code Silver||Active shooter|
|Code Brown||Hazardous spill|
|Code White||Violent patient|
| ||Code Yellow||Missing patient|
|Code Blue||Medical emergency|
|Code Pink||Neonatal medical emergency|
|Code OB||Pregnant patient medical emergency|
|Code Purple||Hostage taking|
|Code Amber||Missing infant|
|Code Grey||Internal emergency|
An emergency code is a notification of an event that requires immediate action. At St. Michael’s the emergency codes are mostly denoted by a standardized colour, set by the Ontario Hospital Association, to allow for uniformity among hospitals. This also facilitates the translation of essential information to the responding code teams to ensure optimal response.
How are emergency codes called?
The extension 5555 is the hospital’s emergency telephone number. It is answered by switchboard staff 24-7. In the case of an emergency, dial 5555 from any internal hospital phone and state your location and describe your emergency.
In case of fire or smoke remember to R.E.A.C.T.
Remove persons in immediate danger
Ensure all doors are closed
Activate the fire pull station
Call ext. 5555
Try to put out the fire, if you know how to, or continue with evacuation