Safer. For You.
At AVH, we constantly strive to improve quality and safety standards. It is important to us to have a safe environment for you and your loved ones to be healthy and stay healthy.
Check out our S.M.A.R.T. Patient Section for tips on how you can exercise your patient rights. Our page on Handwashing is imperative, for you and your service provider.
Annapolis Valley Health uses an event management system to record all issues and potential issues. Each and every report is taken seriously. If you feel we can do better, let us know by using the Patient Feedback options provided on this site.
Public Reporting of Patient Safety Indicators
Government passed a law called the Patient Safety Act in May 2012. The act requires hospitals to collect information called patient safety indicators and report the results to the Department of Health and Wellness and the public.
Who is this information for?
- People who receive care or will need care in hospitals, and their loved ones.
- Those who work or volunteer in hospitals.
- The general public.
Beginning in May 2013, the District Health Authorities and the IWK Health Centre will give the answers to these questions:
- How often are healthcare workers cleaning their hands?
- How likely is it that a patient will get Clostridium difficile infection while in hospital?
You can visit the links above to see how AVH is doing!