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20/12/2017
Moving Forward With Stroke - Goderich
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / Goderich: Harbor Hills Retirement Community / A drop-in support group for adult stroke survivors and caregivers!
26/12/2017
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:30 pm / Christian Reformed Church
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Patient Safety

Patient Safety is a priority at HPHA and is embedded at all levels within the organization. The goal of any quality initiative at HPHA is to further develop and foster a culture of safety that will benefit our patients and families, staff and physicians.

HPHA recognizes that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. In our commitment to openness and transparency, we invite patients and family members to communicate any safety concerns to any health care team member so corrective action may be taken.

We Are an Accredited Healthcare Organization

As an Accredited health care provider we are taking that extra step, investing time and resources to meet rigorous standards. We have put policies, processes, and practices in place to help minimize risk and deliver safer care.

Key Patient Safety Information

This section focuses on key patient safety information. It identifies a number of different ways in which health care providers at HPHA can partner with you and your family to ensure your safety while in hospital and result in a positive patient experience.

Click on a subject below to learn more!

Falls Prevention
Falls are a major cause of injury in Canadian hospitals. Some medical conditions, medications and an increase in time spent in bed in an unfamiliar environment can diminish your strength, alter your balance and put you at risk for falling. ...  
Hand Washing
Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness. ...  
Isolation Precautions
Patients may be placed in isolation for many reasons, including: symptoms of influenza, contact with an infectious disease or organism, diarrhea and/or vomiting and / or history of having an antibiotic-resistant organism such as MRSA ...  
Medication Safety
Medications play a vital role in your medical treatment and healing process. ...  
Patient Identification
Correct patient identification prior to any medication, treatment or procedure is important to prevent errors in patient care. ...  
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, often in the calf or thigh. The clot can partially or completely block blood flow and damage blood vessels. If a blood clot breaks free, it can travel to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolus, which can be serious....  
Preventing Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers (bedsores) are caused by constant pressure that damages skin and the underlying tissue. They can develop in a short period of time, and can take a long time to heal....  
Scents & Flowers
In consideration of those who may be sensitive to scents, we request that you, your family and visitors use scent-free products and refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes....  
Smoke-free Alliance
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of all HPHA hospital sites, including the grounds and parking lots....