Infection Prevention & Control


Our Commitment to You and Your Family

The dedicated staff at Toronto Grace are committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients, families and community in a safe and healthy environment.

Patient safety is an important priority at Toronto Grace.
We have many activities in place to help prevent and control infections.

At the Grace, our patients health is our priority and maintaining proper infection control is crucial to patient care. Frequent hand washing is necessary for all staff, patients, and visitors to safeguard against infection. Hand-sanitizing dispensers are located beside the elevators on the main floor and throughout the facility. Please use the hand sanitizers when entering the health centre, when leaving, and after assisting with any care activities. If extra precautions are required, a sign will be posted on the patient’s door. In cases of outbreaks, there will be communications posted throughout the health centre.

Toronto Grace Health Centre Infection Rates

Click on the following links to view the Grace infection rate:

Hand Hygiene

Method for Gathering Hygiene Compliance All hospitals were required to collect a minimum of 200 observations for every 100 hospital beds. Direct observation of hand hygiene was completed at all hospitals, including TGHC, by trained observers using...

C. Difficile Rates*

What is C-difficile? Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile) is just one of the many types of bacteria that can be found in the environment and the intestines. For most people, it does not pose a health risk. However, C. difficile associated disease (CDAD)...


What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a germ that lives on the skin and mucous membranes of healthy people. Occasionally, S. aureus can cause an infection. When S. aureus develops resistance to certain antibiotics, it is called Methicillin-Resistant...

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)

What is Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)? Enterococci are a type of bacteria normally present in the human intestine and in the environment. These bacteria can sometimes cause infections. Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is often used to treat...