Infection Control

At Brockville General Hospital (BGH) we are committed to providing the best and safest care to our patients.
There are many things you can do to help prevent the spread of infection:

1. Perform Hand Hygiene - One of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of infection is to clean your hands. You’ll notice alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers throughout the hospital. We encourage you to use them frequently, or to wash frequently with soap and water.

2. Wear Protective Equipment - Sometimes you’ll see a sign posted on the door of a patient’s room indicating that we’re taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of infection to other patients, visitors and staff.  If you see one of these signs on the door to the room you are entering, ask a health care provider to help you find the proper protective equipment (gloves, gown, mask and eye protection). You’ll need to put that equipment on before you enter the room, and remove it and clean your hands before you leave.

3. Do Not Visit if you are Sick - If you’re planning a visit to the hospital and you’re experiencing symptoms such as a new or worse cough, fever, diarrhea or vomiting,  please postpone your visit until your symptoms go away.  If you’re a patient and you’re experiencing those symptoms, tell a member of your care team right away.

BGH supports the provincial government’s strategy to publically report patient safety indicators to enhance patient safety and the public’s confidence in our hospitals.  The links below provide the BGH rates for the patient safety indicators.


Clostridium difficile (CDI)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Surgical Site Infection Prevention (SSI)
Hand Hygiene Compliance data

Below is the link to Health Quality Ontario (HQO) website to view hospital data: