Hand Hygiene Compliance

Graph depicting our hand hygiene stats

Our average rates for April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 were as follows:

Before patient/patient environment: 78.9% and After patient/patient environment: 85.6%.

Hotel Dieu Hospital is required to publicly report annually for its inpatient units only, and only for our rates before patient/patient environment contact and after patient/patient environment contact.

We know that good hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the risk of cross transmission of pathogens related with health care-acquired infections. To be clear, health care providers are washing their hands. What the provincial audit tool does is help ensure they are washing them the right way at the right times.

Hand hygiene is a key issue for our hospital, and we have mobilized resources to enhance patient and health care provider safety through improved hand hygiene within our organization.

The public can also access these rates on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) website

NOTE: On the MOHLTC website, Hotel Dieu Hospital is classified as an Acute Teaching Hospital.