Patient Safety Indicators

Public Reporting of Infection Rates

Patient safety remains the most important priority for Woodstock Hospital and this involves ensuring that patients are not at risk for contracting healthcare-associated infections. 

In 2007, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care identified a number of safety indicators that all hospitals were required to publicly report their rates.  Woodstock Hospital strongly supports these initiatives, as we believe it encourages improved performance, enhanced patient safety and strengthens the public’s confidence in Ontario hospitals.

Woodstock Hospital takes your care and your safety seriously and we are committed to transparency.  The health and safety of our patients and staff is our first priority.

Woodstock Hospital is committed to providing safe, quality health care.

When it comes to your healthcare team, YOU are the most important member. We encourage you to take an active role in your treatment to ensure that you receive the best care possible because you are the most important advocate in your health and well being.

Here’s how you can take an active role in your patient safety:

  •        Don’t be afraid to speak up! Be involved in your care by asking questions and stating any concerns you
           may have about your care
  •        Share important health information with your care team such as your health history, medications and
  •        Bring all of your medications with you when you come to the hospital
  •        Wash your hands and make sure that your visitors also wash their hands
  •        Make sure you understand your hospital discharge plan, including follow up appointments and medication
           list, when you leave the hospital

If you have any questions regarding Patient Safety Indicators, please contact the Infection Prevention & Control Department at 519-421-4211 ext. 2449