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Code White Committee – Peace Arch Hospital



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal


Colour codes are used in health care to indicate to staff various emergency situations. Code white is activated when health care workers witness violent or aggressive behaviour.

Peace Arch Hospital has formed a Code White Committee to support the application and understanding of the Code White policy and procedure.

The committee values all perspectives and would like to include a patient partner in the local Code White Committee. Join monthly meetings, on the 4th Thursday of the month, for 1 hour (in-person or virtually). Examples of the goals of this committee include:
• developing communication and education of Code White practice
• improve Code White practice
• plan mock Code Whites.

Violence prevention is a priority for Fraser Health and the Province of B.C. In 2010, the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum was developed to provide health care workers with violence prevention education. In addition, Fraser Health has emergency response plans and procedures that provide health care workers with the tools and resources to respond to emergency events.

• Together, we can keep health care free of violence:
• Violence Prevention: Health Employers Association of BC:

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • The Code White Committee is looking for a patient partner who has witnessed or experienced a Code White in the hospital.

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Laura Klein
Clinical Practice Consultant, Professional Practice | Fraser Health
(604) 613-6598

From Our Community

Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.