West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has been awarded ...
Bob Ross, artist and friend of celebrated painter Doris McCarthy,...
We believe that WPSHC strives to be a model of excellence in the...
Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Foundation launches "Northern Angel" Billboard campaign
Please tell us what 'Safety' means to you?
Our Board has directed that ‘Safety’ will be added as a fundamental value at West Parry Sound Health Centre. This change will be officially reflected in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan that will be approved this spring.
We’re now looking to define what ‘safety’ means to us. We need a definition that reflects safety for everyone: patients and families, staff, physicians, volunteers, visitors, partner providers, visiting workers...
To create this definition, we’re looking for the words and phrases that are important to you.
Read more in this week's edition of News Centre.
Patients and Families benefit from Senior Friendly focus
Senior Friendly strategies at WPSHC are improving care and patient outcomes. A focus on falls prevention by the Senior Friendly Committee has helped to reduce our average falls per 1000 patient days.
Read more in this week's edition of News Centre
Influenza activity remains high in our community
Our ‘mask policy’ remains in place at WPSHC as respiratory illness activity remains high in our community and throughout the North East Local Health Integration Network. These numbers are being closely watched by WPSHC's Manager of Infection Prevention and Control.
Read more in this week's News Centre.
High influenza activity in our community - 'masking policy' in place
Because of elevated influenza activity in our community, West Parry Sound Health Centre has activated its ‘masking policy’ - requiring non-immunized health care workers, volunteers, and visitors to wear an appropriate mask, until further notice. While annual vaccination is the best tool for prevention of influenza and its complications, we know hand hygiene continues to be an important second line of defence. Since influenza is spread by the droplet route, wearing the proper PPE (personal protective equipment), like a surgical mask, can assist in preventing the spread of the virus.
We thank everyone who is taking this extra step to help us keep our patients, families, visitors, volunteers and staff safe.
We encourage everyone to get their annual flu shot.
Read more about our Influenza Immunization Policy...