Keeping you safe
A Patient & Family Information Guide
There are many ways we keep our patients safe while in hospital. A few are outlined below.
Point of Care Risk Assessment
Each time a staff member visits you or your loved one, they will determine which personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear, based on the type of visit.
Staff and visitors are required to clean their hands with either alcohol based hand rub or soap and water, before entering and leaving each patient room.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Signs are posted on (or beside) each patient room indicating which PPE must be used when entering the patient room.
There are many controls in place to ensure your safety. These include: cleaning shared equipment between uses, appropriate placement of patients based on risk screening, and ensuring appropriate barriers are in place.
Policies and procedures, auditing of compliance with practices, and vaccine compliance.