Hand Hygiene Compliance
Hand Hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of microorganisms (germs) and infections. During your visit to the hospital, effective hand hygiene practices play a key role in improving patient and healthcare provider safety. At Woodstock Hospital, we have a comprehensive hand hygiene program in place.
Hand hygiene involves everyone in the hospital, including patients and visitors. We encourage patients play an active role in their care by engaging in hand hygiene practices. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requires Ontario hospitals to annually report their hand hygiene compliance rates using the following formula:
# of times hand hygiene performed x 100
# of hand hygiene observations