Safety and Security

Leaving your Room

If you wish to temporarily leave your room, please inform your nurse or somebody at the nursing station. It is important for the nursing staff to know where you are at all times.

Fire Precautions

If you discover a fire or burning smell in your room, immediately report it to your nurse or someone at the nursing station. If you hear the fire bells ringing, follow the instructions of the hospital staff. For the safety of patients and staff, fire drills are held regularly. If a fire drill occurs during your stay, please follow the instructions given by your nurse.


Smoking is not permitted in the hospital. There are designated smoking areas outside of the hospital.

MUHC supports the Anti-Tobacco Act The MUHC strongly supports the Anti-Tobacco Act. Be advised that inspectors from the Quebec Ministry of Justice will visit each of the MUHC sites to ensure compliance with non-smoking areas and other regulations under the Tobacco Act. These agents will issue fines under the Act (L.R.Q., c. T-0.01), which will be paid to the Ministry of Justice, not to the MUHC.

Key points of the Act  

  • It is forbidden to smoke in all enclosed places. 
  • It is forbidden to smoke outside, within nine metres of any door. 
  • A person that smokes in a place where it is forbidden to do so is liable to a fine of $50 to $300, and for a subsequent offense a fine of $100 to $600 will be issued. 

If you would like help to quit smoking we invite you to visit:


Please report all accidents or falls to a staff member.

Lost and Found

Hospital Security (514 398-5542) operates a Lost and Found service. Should you lose any of your personal property, please let your nurse know and he or she will contact the Lost and Found service for you. Should you believe that any of your personal items have been stolen, please report the theft immediately to your nurse