Credit Valley Hospital

Patient Safety Indicators

Infection Prevention and Control


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.

C. difficile Update

We are currently experiencing an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) on unit 1B. This outbreak began on July 26th. C. Difficile is a bacterium that is commonly found in hospital settings. It is spread through contact, either directly with a person who is infected or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth. C. difficile can survive on surfaces for several weeks.

We are taking the following enhanced infection prevention and control measures to prevent further spread of C. difficile in the unit:

  • All visitors and staff entering the unit and patient rooms must clean their hands using the available cleaning solution;
  • All all visitors and healthcare workers entering a patient’s room must wear a clean gown and a pair of gloves;
  • At this time, only two visitors at a time are allowed in patient rooms.

pdf file Quick Facts About C. difficile»


Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Update

We are currently experiencing an outbreak of VRE on unit 2B. This outbreak began on June 29th. It is spread through contact, either directly with a person who is infected or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth. VRE can survive on surfaces for several weeks.
We are taking the following enhanced infection prevention and control measures to prevent further spread of VRE in the unit:

  • All visitors and staff entering the unit and patient rooms must clean their hands using the available cleaning solution;
  • All visitors and healthcare workers entering a patient’s room must wear a clean gown and a pair of gloves;
  • At this time, only two visitors at a time are allowed in patient rooms.

pdf file Quick Facts About Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)»