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Hand Hygiene Campaign

What We Are Doing to Improve Patient Safety

North York General Hospital has undertaken many initiatives to provide patients with safer care including:
  • Developing a comprehensive system for screening and surveillance of high-risk patients for infectious syndromes (e.g. diarrhea, meningitis, etc.) and antibiotic-resistant organisms (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, vancomycin-resistant enterococci or VRE, C. difficile, etc.)

  • Enhancing our Infection Prevention and Control Program

  • Actively implementing an aggressive hand washing campaign across the entire hospital to dramatically increase hand washing compliance rates

  • Engaging North York General Hospital staff in developing plans to respond to pandemic influenza