Infection Control

Please ask us ...

“Did You Wash Your Hands?”

Handwashing is the single most important procedure in a hospital for preventing and controlling the spread of infection to you the patient.


Germs can be spread in a number of ways, but the most common carriers are hands. Once an
infection starts, it can quickly spread to you, your family and other patients.


What you can do ...


Before a doctor, a nurse, or any other health care worker touches you, or any items used in your care, we would like you to ask them a simple question ...  “Did you wash your hands?”


After all, it’s your health we are interested in, so don’t be shy about asking.

We all have a part to play in providing a safe, clean, environment for everyone who is undergoing treatment, visiting or working in our hospital complex.


Please join us as a partner in our fight against infections. That way we all win!


Please ask us ...
“Did You Wash Your Hands?”

- FAST FACTS -

  1. Always remember that unwashed hands can spread germs that cause infections.
  2. Don’t assume anyone’s hands are clean - ask each and every person before they touch you.
  3. An infection caused by germs from someone’s unwashed hands could prolong your stay in
    hospital.
  4. Remember to wash your hands whenever you think they might be soiled.


We all have a part to play in providing a safe, clean, environment for everyone who is undergoing treatment, visiting or working in our hospital complex. Please join us as a partner in our fight against infections. That way we all win!

 

YOUR HEALTH IS IN GOOD HANDS. . .

. . . each time you remember to ask “Did You Wash Your Hands?

Patients, Families & Visitors

Last Updated July 16, 2007 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada