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Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is cleaning your hands to stop the spread of germs. Please wash your hands when you: enter the hospital building, before and after every contact with a patient, before and after eating, after using the washroom and when leaving the building.

Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hospital to help with this. Hand sanitizers are preferred as they:
  • Are more effective than soap at killing germs on hands
  • Require less time
  • Are more accessible than handwashing sinks
HHCC regularly monitors and reviews hand hygiene rates and uses this information to execute best practice protective measures and continually improve patient care and safety.
Access our hand hygiene rates or more information on hand hygiene in healthcare settings.