Infection prevention

Preventing and controlling infections

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As health-care providers, we are committed to preventing and controlling infections acquired within health-care facilities at Eastern Health.

Infection prevention and control is a shared responsibility for all: Eastern Health staff, physicians, patients and visitors alike.

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Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the transmission of infection

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is available to provide support and consultation across the continuum of care. Our main goals are to:

  • promote infection prevention and control practices across the continuum of care;
  • strive to protect patients, residents, clients and staff from health-care-associated infections; and
  • provide education to employees to assist with preventing the spread of infections within Eastern Health.

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Last updated: 2021-10-13