Hand Hygiene Compliance

Below is the quarterly break down of Hand Hygiene Compliance rate at Woodstock Hospital in 2017 and 2018. Read more on Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates page

QuarterFiscal year 2017Fiscal year 2018

Q1 April - June

87%

90%

Q2 July - September

89%


Q3 October - December

89%


Q4 January - March

90%


Average89%

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 


The 4 Moments of Hand Hygiene

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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 

Below is the quarterly break down of Hand Hygiene Compliance rate at Woodstock Hospital in 2017 and 2018.

QuarterFiscal year 2017Fiscal year 2018

Q1 April - June

87%

90%

Q2 July - September

89%


Q3 October - December

89%


Q4 January - March

90%


Average89%