Quality & Performance

Infection Control

Reporting

Our hospital is committed to supporting the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the initiative for public reporting.  Below is the proposed schedule for reporting hospital information in the future.  More information on category will be available in the future.  For now please refer to our ‘Information on C Difficile’ posted on this website.

Patient Safety Indicator Start Date of Public Reporting
Clostridum difficile (C. difficile) September 30, 2008
Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus December 30, 2008
Vancomycin – resistant Enterococci (VRE) December 30, 2008
Rates of ventilator – associated pneumonia April 30, 2009
Rates of central line infections April 30, 2009
Rates of surgical site infections April 30, 2009
Hand hygiene compliance among health care workers April 30, 2009

C Difficile

2015 Rate
January < than 5
February < than 5
March < than 5
April 0
May < than 5
June 0
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 0
November 0
December 0
2016
January 0
February 0
March 0
April 0
May 0
June 0
July <5
August 0

Please check our web site  under C Difficile to see how this rate is calculated.

You can also get additional information at www.ontario.ca/patientsafety.

 MRSA

QUARTERLY COUNT RATE
Summary January 2014, February 2014, March 2014  0 0
 Summary April 2014, May 2014, June 2014  0  0
 Summary July 2014, August 2014, September 2014 < than 5 < than 5
 Summary October 2014, November 2014, December 2014  0 0
 Summary January 2015, February 2015, March 2015 0  0
 Summary April 2015, May 2015, June 2015 0  0
 Summary July 2015, August 2015, September 2015  0 0
 Summary October 2015, November  2015, December 2015  0  0
 Summary January 2016, February 2016, March 2016  0  0
 Summary April 2016,  May 2016, June 2016 0 0
 Summary July 2016, August 2016  0 0

VRE

 QUARTERLY COUNT RATE
January 2014, February 2014, March 2014 0 0
April 2014, May 2014, June 2014 0 0
July 2014, August 2014, September 2014 0 0
October 2014, November 2014, December 2014 0 0
January 2015, February 2015, March 2015 0 0
April 2015, May 2015, June 2015 0 0
July 2015, August 2015, September 2015 0 0
October 2015, November 2015, December 2015 0 0
January 2016, February 2016, March 2016 0 0
April 2016, May 2016, June 2016 0 0
July 2016, August 2016 0 0

This data is provided not for comparing to other hospitals but as a baseline to be compared to future data as it becomes available.

It’s that time of year again!

Good Practices in Handwashing

The following information is provided to protect patients and visitors from the transmission of infectious organisms through good hand hygiene. The best defence against the spread of infection is healthy, intact skin and good hand hygiene practices.

Six Steps to Hand Washing

  1. Remove jewelery before washing hands.
  2. Rinse hands under warm, running water.
  3. Lather with soap. Using friction, cover all surfaces of your hands and fingers for a minimum of ten seconds.
  4. Rinse hands with warm, running water.
  5. Dry hands thoroughly with a paper towel.
  6. Turn off water tap with paper towel.

Waterless hand sanitizer may be used:

  • Only if hands are not visibly soiled.
  • In addition to hand washing, such as when leaving an isolation room.
  • When hand-washing facilities are not available.
  • Up to ten times in between thorough hand washing, when necessary.
  • Upon entering or leaving the hospital.