The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre

Infection Prevention and Control

Outbreak Update

Please be advised that our Credit Valley Hospital has declared an outbreak of RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (INFLUENZA) in 1D/1E Patient Care Units OVER on January 18th, 2013.

The units are reopened for all admissions and transfers. Visitors are welcomed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to our patients and their families and visitors the outbreak has caused.

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

- Infection Prevention and Control

Thank you for helping us protect our patients and health care providers.

Patient Safety Indicators at The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre

The Credit Valley Hospital has established a strong commitment to patient safety and quality improvement. Our patient safety program is designed to align, support and promote our mission, vision and values by facilitating the continuous improvement of patient, visitor, staff, volunteer and physician safety. We have implemented a systematic, hospital-wide approach to patient safety by integrating and coordinating all patient activities by all members of the multidisciplinary team (physicians, clinical departments, support services, volunteers and administration).

Credit Valley has created a working environment that encourages safety event identification, remediation, non-punitive reporting with just accountability, and prevention through education, system redesign and/or process improvement. The role every individual plays in ensuring patient safety will result in the reduction of safety events and risks and the improvement of hospital efficiency and quality of care.

On September 26th 2008 The Credit Valley Hospital, along with all other hospitals in the province, began reporting our monthly C. difficile rates. Over the next few months, we will be reporting additional safety information to you as noted in the chart below.

Patient Safety Indicator Credit Valley Hospital site Trillium Health Centre site
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) PDF» PDF»
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) PDF» PDF»
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) PDF» PDF»
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) PDF» PDF»
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) PDF» PDF»
Central Line Primary Blood Stream Infection (CLBSI) PDF» PDF»
Surgical Site Infection Prevention (SSI) PDF» PDF»
Hand hygiene compliance PDF» PDF»
Surgical Safety Checklist Compliance Rate PDF» PDF»


Credit Valley believes public reporting of these rates will inspire us to improve our performance, enhance patient safety, and strengthen your confidence in our hospital.

The safety of patients and their families is a top priority at The Credit Valley Hospital. We are committed to maintaining strict infection prevention and control procedures at all times.

The best way to prevent the spread of germs is by washing your hands when you come into and leave the hospital. Thank you for your cooperation.