At Mackenzie Health, quality care and patient safety are our top priorities. We believe in being accountable and open with our community about our performance and the quality services they can expect from us. The health and safety of patients and staff is our first priority and we take the prevention of infectious diseases very seriously.
Preventing the Spread of Hospital Acquired Infections
What are hospital-acquired infections?
Sometimes when patients are admitted to the hospital, they can get infections. These are called hospital-acquired infections. Hospital-acquired mean that the infection is identified 72 hours after admission to the hospital; or that the infection was present at the time of admission, but was related to a previous admission to that hospital within the last four weeks.
A number of practices are in place to help prevent the transmission of infection within the hospital setting.
At Mackenzie Health, we follow the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC) guidelines and comply with the all recommended legislative standards and guidelines. Procedures in patient precautions and treatment, environmental cleaning, monitoring and surveillance, hand hygiene, and education and awareness have been established to control and manage the spread of all infectious diseases.
Patients should know that their community hospital is safe, and the care they receive at Mackenzie Health is of high quality. We continue to work closely with all our health professionals to ensure our patients receive the safe, high-quality care they expect and deserve.