Hand Hygiene Compliance

Hand Hygiene Compliance

Patient safety remains the most important priority for STEGH and this involves ensuring that patients are not at risk for contracting healthcare-associated infections. We have a number of practices in place to help prevent and control infections, including a comprehensive hand hygiene program. All Ontario hospitals are required to annually post their hand hygiene compliance rates to further promote accountability and transparency within the health system.

If you have any questions about the information below or about our hospital’s infection prevention and control program, please contact infectioncontrol@stegh.on.ca

Date
Percent compliance before patient/patient environment contact
Percent compliance for after patient/patient environment
April 2022 – March 2023
96%
97%
April 2021 – March 2022
98%
98%
April 2020 – March 2021
98%
97%
April 2019 – March 2020
98%
98%
April 2018 – March 2019
98%
98%
April 2017 – March 2018
98%
98%
April 2016 – March 2017
99%
99%
April 2015 – March 2016
98.17%
98.12%
April 2014 – March 2015
97%
95%
April 2013 – March 2014
97%
95%
April 2012 – March 2013
91.97%
95.01%
April 2011 – March 2012
83.1%
92.8%
April 2010 – March 2011
65.24%
79.31%
2010
41.13%
51.95%
2009
78%
80%

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