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Every year in Canada patients die or become seriously ill from infections acquired in hospitals. It is estimated that at least 30% of hospital acquired infections are preventable. Bacteria that cause infections are most frequently spread from one patient to another on the hands of health-care workers.

Scientific evidence shows that hand hygiene is the single most important way of controlling the spread of germs which can cause infection.

In an effort to promote and improve hand hygiene, The Ottawa Hospital takes part in the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Just Clean Your Hands program. This evidence-based program builds on work done by the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom. It was specifically designed for Ontario hospitals and was successfully pilot tested in 10 Ontario hospitals, including The Ottawa Hospital.

The goals of the program are:

  • Improve Hand Hygiene practices among health-care workers
  • Obtain and sustain long term improvement in the hand hygiene practices among Ontario’s health-care workers
  • Build a culture of hand hygiene compliance where infection prevention and control is everyone’s business.

For more information visit, Just Clean Your Hands.

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Emergency Update

Civic Campus on backup power

The Civic Campus is on backup power

We are still able to provide emergency care. However, we won’t be back to business as usual until normal power is restored.

We are working with Hydro Ottawa to get power restored as quickly as possible

We currently have 5 patients with injuries related to last night\\\'s storm, 1 of them arrived this morning. 2 in critical condition, 1 serious, 2 stable.

Updates will be posted on Twitter.

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Le Campus Civic est alimenté par une source électrique de secours

Nous pouvons donner des soins urgents. Cependant, nous ne pouvons pas fournir de soins ou de services habituels avant le rétablissement complet du réseau électrique.

Nous travaillons avec Hydro Ottawa afin de rétablir le courant le plus tôt possible.

Nous soignons cinq patients blessés par la tempête d\\\'hier soir. L\\\'un d\\\'entre eux est arrivé ce matin. Deux des patients sont en état de santé critique, un patient est en état de santé grave et les deux autres patient sont en état stable.

Prochaines mises à jour diffusées dans Twitter.


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