Our goal at Niagara Health is to provide a quality, safe patient environment, which includes ongoing vigilance with the highest standards of infection prevention and control.
Our Infection Prevention and Control experts works with all other members of the Niagara Health team to ensure the safety and protection of our patients and of those working in or visiting the hospital. This work includes robust surveillance, education and collaboration with our patients, staff and visitors.
Are you cleaning your hands properly? Follow these simple steps to ensure a clean result:
We encourage anyone who comes to us for care to know when and how to properly clean their hands, and to feel comfortable asking about available hand-hygiene resources.
The public is asked not to bring pets or plants to the hospital.
This restriction does not include service and therapy animals. The visitation of pets belonging to patients will be reviewed in by our Infection Prevention and Control department on an individual basis in compassionate circumstances.
For any deliveries to patients: Flowers in vase (no plants with soil) can be delivered to all areas and can be left with the patient on the window sill- until patient discharged. Flowers should be discarded if their appearance begins to look poor.
For any deliveries to staff: Flowers in vase (no plants with soil) can be delivered to staff at nurses’ station but needs to be taken home in 24 hours.
No flowers/plants allowed along hallways of clinical areas.
Animals and plants are sources that can transmit infectious agents, and we hope people will understand that this measure is important to prevent the spread of infection.
Visitors are asked not to bring food or drink into the hospital to eat while visiting patients. The only people who should be eating or drinking in the patient rooms are the patients. If you do bring in food for your loved ones, please check in with the nursing station as is the usual practice because they may be on a special diet.