Surgical Site Infection Prevention

Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Rate Reporting

Patient safety remains the most important priority for STEGH and this involves ensuring that patients are not at risk for contracting health care-associated infections.

We have a number of practices in place to help prevent surgical site infections, including administering antibiotics to patients at a certain time before their surgery. As of April 30, 2009, all Ontario hospitals that perform hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are required to post quarterly SSI-Prevention percentages to further promote accountability and transparency within the health system.

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SSI Rates at STEGH as Reported to the Ministry


Percentage of patients with antibiotic administration within the appropriate time
April - June 2023
January - March 2023


Prevention & Control