January 19, 2009
The West Haldimand General Hospital takes the care and safety of patients and staff very seriously, and we are committed to transparency. On a monthly basis, we will be reporting our infection rates on this website.
All Ontario hospitals will be required to publicly report their rates of C. difficile associated disease (CDAD).
It is important to understand that the reporting of these rates is not the overall solution to reducing the rates of healthcare associated infections. They are tools which will provide hospitals with good information to assist them in understanding where patient safety issues exist and help them to take action to improve their safety standards.
The public reporting builds on other initiatves such as Just Clean Your Hands - a hand hygiene program for all Ontario Hospitals that was launched in March, 2008 and the creation of 14 Regional Infection Control Networks across the province.
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