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24/11/2017
Clinton Public Hospital Auxiliary Gift of Lights
Clinton Public Hospital - Front Porch / 6:30 pm with Entertainment by Audibly Awesome and Light Refreshments / Purchase a light at the Gift Shop or from any Auxiliary Member in memory of a loved one or in support of a person, or cause, near and dear to you
28/11/2017
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:30 pm / Christian Reformed Church
One organ and tissue donor has the potential to save eight lives and transform up to 75 others? https://beadonor.ca/hpha
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Hand Washing

Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness.

Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness. Staff, patients, families and visitors alike play an important role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases by washing their hands regularly and thoroughly. Hand sanitizer stations are located in all main lobbies, on patient care units and outside and inside patient rooms. Please advise a staff member if a hand sanitizer pump is not working.

It's not enough to just practice good hand hygiene in health care settings. Serious infections can be picked up anywhere and without knowing it, you can become ill or spread that illness to someone else. Wash your hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled. In every other case, and if you can't get to a sink, use an alcohol based hand rub.

Feel free to ask everyone who enters your room to clean their hands if you don't see them do so.