Effective January 1, 2018 all hospitals in Ontario are smoke free in accordance with the Smoke free Ontario act.
As a Healthcare facility, Norfolk General Hospital strives to assist in the prevention of medical diseases such as lung cancer and chronic pulmonary diseases, asthma and other respiratory conditions that can be caused by smoking and the effects of second-hand smoke.
Smoking is prohibited all areas of the hospital including the exterior grounds, parking areas and vehicles.
This prohibition applies to staff, volunteers, students, visitors and patient that are within the boundaries of NGH.
Please keep in mind to respect our neighbouring property owners on Elgin Ave, West St, Bellvue Ave and Elgin Ave Public School. Do not use their lawns and driveways as an ashtray. A Butt Stop is located near the Main entrance at the corner of Robinson and Elgin Streets.
(refrence NGH policy ll-d-3)
For more information Smoke Free Ontario By-law enforcement can issue a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offence and up to $5,000 for subsequent offences. Your cooperation is appreciated.