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

  • Actively participating in community education by hosting our region's Infection Prevention and Control Network.

Learn more about patient safety indicators on the Health Quality Ontario website.