HPHA, as a health care organization, is committed to providing the highest possible standard of care, and encouraging wellness in its patients, visitors, staff, physicians and the community. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed in any areas of all HPHA hospital sites, including the grounds and parking lots.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act is enforceable at all sites of the HPHA. In addition, all HPHA property within the City of Stratford is subject to the City of Stratford By-law #174-2003. By-law, Stratford and OPP officers all have the authority to enforce these legislative requirements including issuing fines. An excerpt of the by-law as it relates to the Stratford General Hospital Site is found below:
15.0 HOSPITAL PROPERTY
15.1 No person shall smoke on Stratford General Hospital properties identified by municipal address below, or in any buildings, structures and open spaces located on the municipal addresses below:
a) 46 General Hospital Drive
b) 90 John Street South
c) 88 John Street South
d) 86 John Street South
e) 118 John Street South
f) 130 Youngs Street.
All staff, physicians, volunteers, students, patients, visitors and the general public, contractors and other individuals conducting business on hospital premises are expected to comply with this policy.
For information on smoking cessation programs visit the links below: