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Hamilton General Hospital Issues Code Green

By Trey Shaughnessy
Published July 28, 2008

Hamilton General Hospital has issued a 'Code Green' alert.

All ambulances are suggested be diverted to other emergency rooms until further notification.

A spokesperson for Hamilton Health Sciences stated that they are not authorized to divulge the reason for the alert.

We do not know at this time why the "code green" has been issued, but if you need to attend a hospital please be advised.

Trey lives in Williamsville NY via Hamilton. He is a Marketing Manager for Tourism and Destination Marketing in the Buffalo-Niagara Metro.

His essays have appeared in The Energy Bulletin, Post Carbon Institute, Peak Oil Survival, and Tree Hugger.

And can't wait for the day he stops hearing "on facebook".

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By jason (registered) | Posted July 28, 2008 at 21:25:58

not authorized to divulge the reason for the alert??

yea, great call.
Because we all know that hospitals aren't ever used by the public or funded by the public. No reason why we should know what's going on.

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By Frank (registered) | Posted July 29, 2008 at 08:17:04

And they couldn't divulge that sensitive information????

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 29, 2008 at 08:51:02

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And they couldn't divulge that sensitive information????

I think that's the real story here.

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By Mag (anonymous) | Posted July 29, 2008 at 16:11:31

What story? Nitrogen leak-end of story.

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By ventrems (registered) | Posted July 30, 2008 at 14:05:26

Hospitals have all sorts of colour codes for various reasons including fires, hostage situations, and bomb threats.

The point of the colour codes is to avoid a mass panic, since most "situations" are resolved very quickly. Rest assured that as a member of the public you would never be allowed to enter a hospital during a major crisis.

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By Frank (registered) | Posted July 31, 2008 at 15:14:32

I'd much rather hear "You can't come in because there's a small nitrogen leak" than "You can't come in because there's a 'Code Green' alert". Then again, that's just me!

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