Kent School Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Washrooms, showers, and laundry areas were not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Personal protective equipment was not available for use by staff.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Stomach and intestinal infections
  • Skin / soft tissue infections

Contact

Duty Officer
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
inspect@niagararegion.ca


Findings and Corrective Measures

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on November 9, 2018, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on November 15, 2018.

An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Washrooms, showers, and laundry areas were not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.Follow a routine cleaning schedule to maintain the washrooms, showers and laundry areas in a clean and sanitary condition.May 27, 2019
Re-usable cloths and mops used during cleaning were not maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.Clean and dry re-useable equipment used for cleaning following their use.May 27, 2019
Personal protective equipment was not available for use by staff.Personal protective equipment is to be made available for use by staff when needed while cleaning, disinfecting and handling waste.March 11, 2019
Washroom fixtures were in disrepair and not able to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.All washroom fixture surfaces are to be maintained in smooth, non-absorbent condition, to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection.March 11, 2019
Hand sanitizer was not provided in dedicated areas to facilitate hand hygiene.Provide hand sanitizer in dedicated areas to allow for hand hygiene.Jan. 23, 2019
Garbage bins were not emptied as often as necessary to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary condition.Collect and remove waste from garbage bins as often as necessary to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary condition.Jan. 23, 2019

Health Risks and Inspections

In the event that a direct health risk is identified for clients who visited this establishment, Niagara Region Public Health will contact those at risk with advice around any medical follow-up.

For general updates regarding this investigation, continue to monitor this website.

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