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Quality and Patient Safety

Quality of Care

Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

The Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA), which came into law in June of 2010, puts Ontario patients first by strengthening the health care sector's organizational focus and accountability to deliver high quality patient care. ECFAA is based on strategic directions that exemplify good governance and high quality patient care.  The Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) was established to assist hospitals across the province to outline priorities for quality improvement and strategies for implementation.  The QIP is submitted to Health Quality Ontario annually on or before April 1st.

QIPs  for Kirkland and District Hospital:


          Quality Improvement Plan Narrative

          Quality Improvement Plan Work Plan

          Quality Improvement Plan Final Report 2016-2017


          Quality Improvement Plan Narrative

          Quality Improvement Plan Work Plan


Quality Improvement Plan Narrative


          Quality Improvement Plan Work Plan

For more information, visit Health Quality Ontario at

Patient Safety

Patient Safety Indicators

The Ontario government introduced mandatory public reporting in late 2008 on several patient safety indicators including: Clostridium Difficile (C.diff), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and in 2009 included Ventilator Associated Pneumonia(VAP), Central Line Infections (CLI), Hand Hygiene Compliance and in 2010 included the patient safety indicator Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) Compliance.


                 Kirkland and District Publicly Reported Indicators

           Performance Measurement/Rates
   Q1_2016/17  Q2_2016/17   Q3_2016/17   Q4_2016/17 
Clostridium Difficile (C.diff)        0       0       0      0
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)       0       0        0       0
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)       0       0       0       0
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)       0       0       0       0
Central Line Infections (CLI)       0       0       0       0
Hand hygiene Compliance
Before Patient Contact/After Patient Contact



Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) Compliance     100%     100%     100%     100%

Updated:  March 27, 2017

For more information on Patient Safety Indicators, visit MOHLTC website: