Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all patients, residents, visitors, staff, physicians, students and volunteers. Sunnybrook's Code Brown represent 4 sub-groups that include response to flood, power failure, elevator entrapment, and hazardous spills.
Code Brown - Flood aims to provide an efficient emergency flood
management team response in order to identify and secure the source,
contain the water, maintain patient and staff safety, mitigate damage and
restore a safe physical environment.
Code Brown - Power Failure aims to mitigate and provide an efficient response to power loss to ensure continuity in care. Sunnybrook has onsite generators that automatically start when power from Ontario Hydro is interrupted.
Code Brown -
Elevator Entrapment aims to provide effective response to trapped person(s)
including emotional support. Elevators
are equipped with emergency brakes and cannot fall. The feeling of falling is the
emergency brakes being automatically applied.
If trapped in an elevator:
- Pick up emergency phone and state your location and describe your emergency or press the alarm button
- Do not try to pry the doors open
- Remain calm; security officers will respond
Code Brown -
Hazardous Spill aims to
respond to hazardous material spills in a timely and appropriate manner to protect
human health, property, and the environment through an emphasis on awareness
and spill prevention. Hazardous spills include the discovery of spills,
contamination, leak and/or suspicious/ unusual smell of an unknown substance,
liquid, powder, gas, or vapor.
To report an emergency dial 5555 from any internal hospital phone, state your location and describe your emergency.