Infection Control & Prevention

At Erie Shores HealthCare, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. Patients who are sick are not able to fight off infections as easily as healthy people. If your loved one is not feeling well please ask them to postpone their visit.

Hand washing is the best way to decrease infection. Please wash your hands frequently during your stay or use alcohol hand wash available throughout the hospital.

Infection Control Guidelines for Visitors

Visitors must read and follow the infection control guidelines posted at all entrances. If an isolation sign is posted on a door all visitors must report directly to the Nursing Station where they will be provided with instructions.

To Protect Against the Spread of Infection, Visitors are asked NOT to:

  • Use the washrooms in patients' rooms (There are public washrooms throughout the hospital)
  • Sit on the patient’s beds during your visit.
  • Use the patient’s telephone.
  • Share the patient’s food or use any of their utensils, glasses or cups.