Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre takes your care and safety very seriously, and we are committed to transparency.
Nine separate indicators will be reported on, including a number of hospital-related infections and the success rates of health care professionals practicing proper hand hygiene to prevent the spread of disease.
The public reporting of safety indicator rates is not intended to serve as a measure for hospitals to compare themselves against other organizations, or for the public to use as a measure of where to seek care. Rates can vary from hospital to hospital, month to month. Some hospitals may experience higher specific rates due to the nature of the care they provide and their patient population, such as those with higher elderly patient populations.
What public reporting adds and ensures is that all hospitals are tracking and counting in the same way. This is not for comparison purposes, but rather for accountability. Our posting the data on our website confirms TBRHSC’s commitment to public accountability and transparency. A further benefit is that hospitals with similar demographics and challenges can more easily share tips and strategies.
Hand hygiene after patient/environment contact = 69.67%