Infection Prevention & Control


Infection Prevention & Control

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, families, visitors and staff. 

To help prevent the spread of infections we ask that you refer to the Guidelines and Tips for Patients and Visitors below.

Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of Infection

  • Clean your hands:
    • upon arrival at the hospital,
    • before visiting a patient; and,
    • after visiting a patient.
  • Do not visit the hospital if:
    • you are feeling unwell; or, 
    • you have unexplained gastrointestinal problems (upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Limit visitors to two per patient. 

Infection Prevention Tips for Patients and Visitors

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), are germs that patients get while receiving medical care. These tips can help prevent getting and spreading them.

Clean Your Hands

Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when:

  • entering or exiting a patient room

  • before and after eating

  • after using the washroom

Keep Patient Rooms Clean

Allow housekeeping space to clean and disinfect patient rooms and washrooms.

  • Limit personal belongings.

  • Do not clutter.

  • Dispose of waste.

  • Leave the room during cleaning.

Take Precaution with Food and Drink

Packaging and contents can spread infection.

Use the Appropriate Washroom

In-room washrooms are for patient use only. Visitors please use public washrooms.

Watch for Precaution Signs

Follow posted instructions. Put on personal protective equipment (PPE) when directed and use a Personal Belonging Bag to store personal items. 

Ask Questions

Check-in at the Nursing Station, or ask an available member of our team for help
understanding tips and signage.

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Contact Us:

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P: 905-632-3737