Infection Control Investigations

The reports below indicate that a breach in infection control was verified through:

  • A complaint or referral to public health about an establishment or practice
  • Surveillance of a communicable disease

Investigations where no violation was found as a result of the initial complaint are not included.

Results will remain posted for six months from the date of the final inspection.

Ongoing Investigations

BusinessLatest Inspection

Ivy’s Nails & Spa Infection Control Report
22-353 Lake St , St. Catharines

Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments (such as nail files and buffer blocks) after each client. Disinfectant was not being used appropriately to fully submerge multiuse equipment/instruments.

March 19, 2018

Ontario Street Walk-in Clinic Infection Control Report
318 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

Improper practices related to reprocessing of medical equipment/devices.

March 23, 2018

Niagara Walk-In Infection Control Report
7418 Oakwood Drive, Niagara Falls

Improper practices related to reprocessing of medical equipment/devices.

May 9, 2018

Glenridge Walk-In Clinic Infection Control Report
5-209 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines

Improper practices related to reprocessing of medical equipment/devices.

May 9, 2018

Morrison Street Walk-in Infection Control Report
6453 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls

Multidose vials (i.e. lidocaine) not labelled with the first date opened to facilitate discarding.

May 9, 2018

Life Labs Infection Control Report
Suite 203 – 245 Pelham Road, St. Catharines

The cleaning and disinfecting of client chairs, exam tables and medical equipment did not follow infection prevention and control best practices.

March 12, 2018

iPolish Nails & Spa Infection Control Report
2-198 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines

Reuse of single use disposable tools, improper/lack of cleaning and disinfecting of instruments, lack of handwashing

Dec. 1, 2017

Mimi Nails Infection Control Report
292 Geneva Street, St. Catharines

Disinfectant was not being used appropriately to achieve the required contact time. Pedicure foot basins were not being cleaned and disinfected between clients. Premise not maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.

Jan. 24, 2018

Diabetic Foot Clinic Fort Erie Infection Control Report
168 Garrison Road , Fort Erie

Proper functioning of sterilizer was not verified using indicators (physical, chemical and biological). Chemical products used for disinfection/sterilization were used beyond their expiration date.

Nov. 15, 2017

Lian Nails Infection Control Report
14-100 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines

Premise not documenting accidental blood or body fluid exposure on-site. Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments (such as metal rasp and mascara wands) after each client. Disinfectant not being used appropriately.

Oct. 19, 2017

Final Inspection Results

These will remain posted for 6 months after the final inspection.

BusinessFinal Inspection

Queenchester Terrace Infection Control Report
211 Queenston St., St. Catharines

Glucometer (blood sugar monitoring device) shared between residents.

June 4, 2018

Rose City Nails Infection Control Report
238 East Main Street, Welland

Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments (such as toe separators, buffers, sanding disks) after each client. Hands were not observed to be washed after each client.

May 10, 2018

Lavish Nail and Spa Infection Control Report
10/11-6100 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls

Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments after each client. Multiple use equipment/instruments (such as dremel bits) that are used to perform services were not cleaned and disinfected after each client.

April 12, 2018

Natural Solutions Infection Control Report
13-221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines

Bi-weekly spore challenge test results for the autoclave were missing for January and February 2018.

March 26, 2018

Silverman Dental Infection Control Report
126 Lakeshore Road, St. Catharines

Dental instruments not in sealed sterile bags.

March 21, 2018

Paradise Nails & Spa Infection Control Report
B0-03A-400 Scott Street, St. Catharines

Premises did not discard all single use equipment/instruments after each client. Disinfectants not being used in accordance with manufacturer's directions

March 19, 2018

Niagara Plastic Surgery Centre Infection Control Report
5668 Main Street, Niagara Falls

Inadequate quality assurance testing and documentation for reprocessing.

March 12, 2018

Altima Pelham Ridge Dental Centre Infection Control Report
245 Pelham Road Suite 116 A-B, St. Catharines

Improper practices related to reprocessing of dental instruments/devices.

March 9, 2018

Studio 4 Infection Control Report
157 St.Paul Street, St. Catharines

Bi-weekly spore challenge test results for the autoclave were missing for January 2018.

March 2, 2018

Derma Secret operating within Siesta Sun Infection Control Report
10-286 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines

Single dose vials being used for multiple patients despite manufacturer recommendations that it is for single patient use only. Written policies and procedures were not available for infection prevention and control practices.

Feb. 22, 2018

Nice One Nails Infection Control Report
B6-275 Fourth Ave , St. Catharines

Improper storage of clean and disinfected equipment/instruments. Sharps container observed to be filled above the designated fill line.

Feb. 9, 2018

Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company Infection Control Report
6289 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls

Biweekly spore challenge test results for the autoclave were missing for December 2017.

Feb. 5, 2018

St. Catharines Nail Spa Infection Control Report
6-2 Tremont Dr, St. Catharines

Multiple use equipment/instruments (such as nippers, nail clippers and dremel bits) that are used to perform services were not cleaned and disinfected after each client. Disinfectant was not being used appropriately to achieve the required contact time.

Jan. 30, 2018

Young Headz Infection Control Report
100 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines

Multiple use implements (such as hair clippers, trimmer, edger blades) that are used to perform services were not cleaned and disinfected after each client.

Jan. 29, 2018

Wharton Medical Clinic Infection Control Report
180 Vine Street South, St. Catharines

Single patient-use glucometer and lancet hub used for multiple patients.

Jan. 26, 2018

Designer Nails Salon Infection Control Report
136 Clarence St, Port Colborne

Disinfectant not being used to disinfect pedicure foot thrones. Disinfectants not being used in accordance with manufacturer's directions.

Jan. 23, 2018

Dr. P.S. Brar Infection Control Report
140 Niagara Street, Suite 103, St. Catharines

Inadequate disinfection of suture removal equipment, insufficient cleaning frequency of clinic areas, improper disposal of anatomical waste, sharps containers not available at point of care.

Jan. 22, 2018

Palmer Avenue Residence - Assisted Living Infection Control Report
5165 Palmer Ave, Niagara Falls

Soap and paper towels were missing from multiple communal resident washrooms.

Jan. 18, 2018

Paradise Nails & Spa Infection Control Report
B0-03A-400 Scott Street , St. Catharines

Disinfectants were not being used according to manufacturer’s directions. Equipment/instruments were not soaked after service (when cleaning and disinfection was not completed immediately).

Jan. 18, 2018

Dr. Glenn Kowalchuk Infection Control Report
448 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines

Sterilizer not tested using a biological indicator each day it was used.

Jan. 10, 2018

Dr. A.M. Holody Dentistry Professional Corporation Infection Control Report
274 Linwell Road, St. Catharines

Issues were observed with regards to lack of infection prevention and control practices in the reprocessing area. Policies and Procedures were not current at time of investigation.

Jan. 9, 2018

Disclaimer

Identification of the error(s) is based on an assessment and investigation of premises at a point-in-time, and these investigations are triggered by either a complaint or through disease surveillance to Public Health.

Reports are posted on a premises-by-premises basis. To view a full investigation report for any posted error, call the Environmental Health program at 905-688-8248 ext. 7590, or toll free 1-888-505-6074.


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