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Infection control and safety

Coming into contact with staff and undergoing medical treatments or tests at the hospital can increase the risk of spreading germs or developing infections. Even though many infection prevention measures are in place at the hospital, hand hygiene is still the simplest and the most effective way of reducing these risks.

Wearing protective clothing (hospital gown, gloves, and mask), sterilizing medical equipment, and sanitizing hospital premises are other effective measures for controlling the spread of infections and delivering quality care to patients.

We ask you to please respect the following measures:

  • Upon entering the hospital, wash your hands with the provided antiseptic hand cleanser;
  • Wash your hands when entering and leaving your child’s hospital room;
  • If your child has been placed in isolation, follow the rules issued by the care team;
  • Do not come to the hospital, if you or another visitor (adult or child) has:
    • Cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose);
    • Skin bumps or rashes;
    • Cold sore;
    • Diarrhea or vomiting;
    • Any other contagious illness.
  • If you suspect to have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please notify a member of the care team. They will let you know what to do. If you must absolutely stay, you will have to wear a mask for the entire duration of your visit to protect others from any contagions.

    You can obtain a mask by the main entrance. If you do not find any, please ask a staff member at the reception desk of the unit that you will be visiting.
  • Please consult a member of the care team for information about accessing our game rooms, visiting hours or assisting another patient.

During flu season or a gastroenteritis outbreak, only parents or legal guardians may be permitted to visit. Visitors younger then 18 years of age may not be permitted to enter the hospital.

Partners for safer care

The safety of our patients and their families is taken into account in every aspect of the hospital. All of our health care professionals work together to ensure the safety of the hospital’s environment.

Each care unit, for example, has a secured work area for preparing medications, organized in a manner that reduces the risk of any errors.

Your active participation can also make care delivery even safer. Here is what to do:

  • Bring a list of all of the medications that your child takes at home;
  • Practice and encourage hand hygiene;
  • Make sure that your child wears their identification bracelet at all times;
  • Make sure your child's bed rails are always completely raised, even when you are close by.
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Updated on 1/3/2017
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