Patient safety indicators

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At Baycrest, we take patient safety seriously. Managing and preventing the spread of infectious disease is one key part of safety. Recently, there have been a lot of articles in the newspapers about hospital acquired infections, such as C.difficle, MRSA and VRE to name a few. To help reduce the incidence of these infections, we practice good infection prevention, management and control.

Furthering our efforts to provide the best patient care, we post our infection rates in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s new reporting framework on patient safety indicators.

We believe this is an important step forward to improving transparency as it relates to patient safety. Our information is posted in accordance to the government’s standardized approach The reporting of the rates will help us understand where safety issues exist and how we can improve.