Hand Hygiene Compliance (Annually)

 Compliance Rates
   
BEFORE patient or patient enviroment contact (%)
Hospital  |  Year
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Georgetown
Hospital
76
75
75
Milton District Hospital
80
82
87
Oakville Trafalgar Hospital
76
80
71
Halton Healthcare
76
80
75
 AFTER patient or patient enviroment contact (%)
Hospital  |  Year
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Georgetown
Hospital
84
85
84
Milton District Hospital
87
86
90
Oakville Trafalgar Hospital
83
86
81
Halton Healthcare
83
86
83

Hand Hygiene compliance rates are reported annually, and calculated based on compliance to the four moments of hand hygiene:

  1. Before initial patient/patient environment contact
  2. Before aseptic procedure
  3. After body fluid exposure risk
  4. After patient/patient environment contact


Hospitals across Ontario are required to audit and report their hand hygiene compliance rates annually on two indicators, Before Initial or Patient Environment Contact rate and, After Patient or Patient Environment Contact rate.