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 Compliance Rates   

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 

The 4 Moments of Hand Hygiene

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.

Hand Hygiene Rates

April 2017- March 2018

Rate

April - June

87%

July - September

89%

October - December

89%

January - March

90%

Total

89%

April 2018 - March 2019

Rate

April - June

90%

July - September


October - December


January - March


Total


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

Related Documents:

Hand Hygiene Fact Sheet