Patient Safety is now a national issue and on the agenda of every healthcare facility in America, including the West Nipissing General Hospital.

The Canadian Health Accreditation Report (October 2007) outlines 104 leading best practices, which the West Nipissing General Hospital is committed to exploring and implementing to promote quality and safe health care. Improved patient safety initiatives will move patient safety from theory into practice at the delivery level.

The West Nipissing General Hospital has undertaken the following patient safety initiatives to date:

  • Developing a culture of safety that promotes error reporting with a focus on system errors and a no-blame approach;
  • Near-miss, adverse event and sentinel event reporting;
  • Disclosure policy for reporting errors to patients and families;
  • New medication improvement report;
  • Potential incident report which focus on communicating and preventing errors;
  • Patient and staff safety is a standing item on all department meetings;
  • Development and monitoring of performance and health care indicators;
  • Utilizing workload measurement tool;
  • Adoption of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) “Safer Health Care Now ” Campaign which promotes patient involvement in safe health care.
  • Medication reconciliation;
  • Staff education on Patient Safety;
  • Hand Hygiene Campaign;
  • Utilize research and best practices to evaluate and improve safe patient care at West Nipissing General Hospital.

A collaborative approach is needed to improve patient safety. This approach is supported by the West Nipissing General Hospital Board of Directors, the management team and all employees.

For more information please review the following reports:

Hospital Service Accountability Amended Agreement (H-SAA) Extension to March 31, 2016
Hospital Service Accountability Amended Agreement (H-SAA) Extension to March 31, 2015
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA, 2013-2016)
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA, 2010-2013)
Multi-Sector Service Accountability Amended Agreement (M-SAA 2015-2017)
Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (M-SAA, 2014-2017)
Annual Business Plan (2018-2019)
Annual Business Plan (2017-2018)

Quality Improvement Plan:

2019-2020 Quality Improvement Plan
2017-2018 Quality Improvement Plan
2016-2017 Quality Improvement Plan

Broader Public Sector:

Policy – Business Expenses Reimbursements

Reporting – Expense Claims

2017-2018

Senior Management (President & CEO, CFO, CNO, COS) Reporting of October 1 2017-March 31, 2018

Senior Management (President & CEO, CFO, CNO, COS) Reporting of April 1, 2017- September 30, 2017

Board of Directors Reporting of October 1, 2017- March 31 2018

Board of Directors Reporting of April 1 – September 30, 2017

2016-2017

Senior Management (President & CEO, CFO, CNO, COS) Reporting of October 1st 2016 – March 31st, 2017

Senior Management (President & CEO, CFO, CNO, COS) Reporting of April 1, 2016-September, 2016)

Board of Directors Reporting October 1, 2016-March 31, 2017

Board of Directors Reporting period of April 1 – September 30, 2016

Attestation of Compliance in accordance with section 15 of the Reporting Requirements under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA)

Attestation for the period of April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019
Attestation for the period of April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018
Attestation for the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Attestation of Compliance in accordance with section 7.18 – Compensation Arrangements under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA)

Compensation Arrangements for the Reporting Period 2014-2015

Financial Statements

2018-2019 Audited Financial Statements
2017-2018 Audited Financial Statements
2016-2017 Audited Financial Statements

Executive Compensation

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Contract
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Contract
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Contract
Chief of Staff (COS) Agreement
Performance Management Program

Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Program

Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010

Strategic Energy Management Plan 2014, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans

Summary Report of Energy Use 2012 – 2014