Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our community. We are pleased to say that HHS has been smoke-free since January 1, 2011.
As of January 1, 2016, in accordance with legislative and regulatory changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking is prohibited on all outdoor hospital grounds. This includes, but is not limited to, the inside of all buildings, exterior grounds, parking garages and vehicles.
Patients who come to our hospitals are encouraged to refrain from smoking during their hospital stay. We understand that this can be challenging. Your health-care team is here to support you to manage your cravings and to help you achieve a smoke-free lifestyle, if that is your goal.
More information about our smoke-free policy is also contained in the Breathe Easy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
We thank you for your co-operation in maintaining a healthy environment for at HHS.