Casey House takes every client’s safety very seriously and is committed to providing every client with quality health care services. Given that all clients at Casey House are HIV positive and frequently have compromised immune systems, they are susceptible to infection. All members of staff are constantly aware of and practice within infection prevention and control standards.
“Hospital-acquired infections” (an infection that a client develops while in hospital more than 72 hours after admission) are a real threat to client safety and our work serves to minimize the risk of having clients acquire a hospital acquired infection while an inpatient at Casey House. The hospital acquired infections that you may have heard about include Clostridium Difficile (C.diff), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistance Enterococci (VRE). (Click on each link for more information.)
Casey House is committed to high standards of infection prevention and also to monitoring the number of cases for each of these infections. Monitoring is the first step in our continuous quality improvement approach, ensuring we review each occurrence and all the associated personnel, environmental and procedural issues which contributed to it. This approach means Casey House is learning and adapting as needed to maximize client safety and well-being.
Clients should feel confident as they enter our inpatient program that care is delivered with the highest attention to infection prevention and control procedures and activities. Click here for tables reporting our performance as it relates to hospital-acquired infection rates.