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 Infection Prevention and Control

At Trillium Health Partners, the well-being and safety of our patients is our priority.

The Infection Prevention and Control department is a corporate resource for all three sites whose goal is to prevent and control the spread of diseases and infections. This is achieved through robust surveillance, education and collaboration by patients, staff and visitors to ensure that proper infection control practices are in place.

To prevent and control the spread of infections, Trillium Health Partners:

  • Follows provincial and federal best practice guidelines for infection prevention and control
  • Has comprehensive hand hygiene program
  • Has a state-of-the-art cleaning program
  • Has an antibiotics stewardship program
  • Is transparent in reporting infection rates and hand hygiene audits.
  • Has a process in place to review, analyze, learn and improve infection control practices

How can you prevent the spread of illness?
Did you know that cleaning your hands is the simplest way of preventing an illness? By cleaning your hands using soap and water or alcohol based sanitizer, you help prevent getting and spreading some of the mild to potentially severe healthcare acquired infections such as C.difficile, MRSA and VRE.

As germs are often spread by touch and contact with contaminated surfaces, please follow this important information to keep you and your loved one safe.

Do not visit when:

  • You are sick
  • You have fever, cough or runny nose
  • You have diarrhea

Clean your hands:

  • When you enter or leave the hospital
  • When you enter or leave the patient's room
  • Before eating
  • After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose
  • After using a washroom

How to Hand Rub

How to Handrub - click to open MPEG video instructions
How to Handrub - click to open PDF instructions

How to Hand Wash

How to Hand Wash - click to open MPEG video instructions
How to Hand Wash - click to open PDF instructions

To contact IPAC
Infection Prevention and Control can be reached through the hospital switchboard.

Patient Safety Indicators at Trillium Health Partners

Trillium Health Partners has established a strong commitment to patient safety and quality improvement. Our patient safety program is designed to align, support and promote our mission, vision and values by facilitating the continuous improvement of patient, visitor, staff, volunteer and physician safety. We have implemented a systematic, hospital-wide approach to patient safety by integrating and coordinating all patient activities by all members of the multidisciplinary team (physicians, clinical departments, support services, volunteers and administration).

Trillium Health Partners has created a working environment that encourages safety event identification, remediation, non-punitive reporting with just accountability, and prevention through education, system redesign and/or process improvement. The role every individual plays in ensuring patient safety will result in the reduction of safety events and risks and the improvement of hospital efficiency and quality of care.

Public reporting of our Patient Safety Indicators is a way for us to share with you the results of our work, and to build your confidence in the safety of your hospitals.

Click on the links below to see the Patient Safety Indicators for our sites


Patient Safety Indicator Credit Valley Hospital site Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre site
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) PDF» PDF»
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) PDF» PDF»
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) PDF» PDF»
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) PDF» PDF»
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) PDF» PDF»
Central Line Primary Blood Stream Infection (CLBSI) PDF» PDF»
Surgical Site Infection Prevention (SSI) PDF» PDF»
Hand hygiene compliance PDF» PDF»
Surgical Safety Checklist Compliance Rate PDF» PDF»

We believe public reporting of these rates will inspire us to improve our performance, enhance patient safety, and strengthen your confidence in our hospital.

The safety of patients and their families is a top priority at Trillium Health Partners. We are committed to maintaining strict infection prevention and control procedures at all times.