Health and Safety

Infection Control

The best way to prevent the spread of infection is to wash your hands or use the alcohol-based hand rub that is available throughout the hospital. Please remind your visitors to clean their hands when they enter and leave your room.

Keeping the surfaces in your room clear is also important because it lets our staff thoroughly clean and disinfect your room.

We're Latex and Scent-Free

All of our hospital sites are latex and scent-free. Latex and scents can cause allergic reactions for many people.

Please bring non-scented flowers and personal-care products only, and choose mylar balloons instead of latex balloons (you can find these and other hospital-friendly gifts at our volunteer-run gift shops).

What to do in an Emergency

If there is an emergency at one of our hospital sites, we will make an overhead announcement. Please stay calm and follow the instructions of our staff.

Fire Safety

If there is a fire at one of our hospital sites, you will hear an overhead announcement for "code red". Please stay calm and follow the instructions of our staff. Do not use the elevators or try to leave on your own, as fire doors will be closed.

All of our staff receive mandatory fire-safety training and participate in fire drills regularly.

We're a Smoke-Free Environment

In compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act and Regulations, Lakeridge Health prohibits the use of any form of smoking or the use/vaping of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on any of its properties.