Safety protocols for infection prevention

Wash your hands frequently – and do so each time you enter or leave a patient's room. 
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow instead of your hands. Throw the tissue into the trash immediately after use. 

Visitors should not enter the hospital if they are suffering from an infectious disease (chickenpox, rubella, measles) or if they have the following symptoms:

  • diarrhea;
  • fever;
  • vomiting;
  • cough; 
  • sore throat; 
  • conjunctivitis, etc. 

Avoid sitting on the bed of patients and do not use patients' washrooms. 

Additional precautions in case of infection

In case of infection, additional precautions will be put in place in the patient's room. For visitors, this could include wearing a gown, and/or gloves and/or a mask. Remember that at all times, hands should be washed before entering and after leaving the patient's room. 

Please respect the safety guidelines posted outside the patient's room.

Only persons aged 14 and up may visit a patient who is suffering from an infection (save for exceptional situations). 

For more information on infection prevention at Montfort: previnfections@montfort.on.ca.