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Medcare Clinics and Drug Mart Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Sharps container(s) not located at point of use where client care provided. Written infection control policies and procedures incomplete/not available.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Blood-borne 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 October 16, 2021, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on October 19, 2021.

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

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Sharps container(s) not located at point of use where client care provided.Sharps containers to be located at the point of use where client care provided.Oct. 27, 2021
Written infection control policies and procedures incomplete/not available. Infection control policies to be based on current best practices and reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Oct. 27, 2021

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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