Hand Hygiene Compliance

At Erie Shores HealthCare we know good hand hygiene is the most effective way to reduce healthcare-associated infections and maintain a comprehensive hand hygiene program.

All Ontario hospitals are required to annually post their hand hygiene compliance rates. This public reporting is helpful to ensure the care we provide is safe and continues to improve over time.


 Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates

 Indicator April 2020 - March 2021 
 Before Initial Patient/Patient Environment Contact 86.42%
 After Patient/Patient Environment Contact 96.13% 

How are the rates calculated?

Over a period of several months, hand hygiene auditors observe care teams’ hand hygiene practices. The compliance rate is calculated by taking the total number of compliances with each opportunity and dividing it by the total number of opportunities observed.