(WHCA) – North Wellington Health Care and Groves Memorial Community Hospital formed an administrative alliance in 2005.
Working together we have a stronger voice for rural health care.
Groves Memorial Community Hospital’s Expense Policy sets out rules and principles for the reimbursement of expenses to ensure fair and reasonable practices; and to provide a framework of accountability to guide the effective oversight of resources in the reimbursement of expenses.
To access Groves Memorial Community Hospital’s Expense Policy please click here.
In accordance with the Broader Public Service Accountability Act, all hospitals are required to post executive expenses.
The public disclosure of such expenses is posted on a semi-annual basis. These reports will include information on travel, meals and hospitality expenses made by every member of the Board of Directors and our Senior Management team. Wellington Health Care Alliance (WHCA) staff expenses are paid by North Wellington Health Care. The expenses are then split 50-50 with Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Please click on the name below to access expense reports.
Click Here for the latest April 2022 - September 2022 Expense Report for Groves Hospital Board Members and WHCA Senior Team
Groves Memorial Community Hospital reports regularly to Health Quality Ontario on the following indicators (for detailed information please visit https://www.hqontario.ca/System-Performance/Hospital-Patient-Safety):
Surgical Safety Checklist
A surgical safety checklist is a patient safety communication tool that is used by a team of operating room professionals (nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and others) to discuss important details about each surgical case. In many ways, the surgical checklist is similar to an airline pilot’s checklist used just before take-off. It is a final check prior to surgery used to make sure everyone knows the important medical information they need to know about the patient, all equipment is available and in working order, and everyone is ready to proceed.
Infection prevention and control reporting
Clostridium difficile Associated Disease (CDAD)
Clostridium difficile is one of many types of bacteria that can be found in feces and has been a known cause of hospital-associated diarrhea for about 30 years. C. diff is found in the intestine, occurring naturally in three to five percent of adults. It can be picked up on the hands from exposure to contamination in the environment and gets into the stomach once the mouth is touched, or if food is handled and then swallowed.
What do we do at Groves to prevent Clostridium difficile infections?
- We promote hand hygiene and work hard to provide clean environments to prevent infection all the time.
- We monitor closely for new cases and watch for signs of transmission among patients.
- We implement control measures (use of single rooms, careful hand hygiene, gowning, use of gloves, enhanced environmental cleaning) at the first sign of symptoms. The precautions continue until patients are no long infectious.
- We provide ongoing education to health care, nutritional services, maintenance and housekeeping staff in our hospitals.
- We use antibiotics with care.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureas (MRSA)/Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Bacteraemia means an infection in the blood stream. Cases of MRSA and VRE bacteraemia mean that the patients have confirmed bloodstream infections with either of these bacteria as proven through laboratory testing.
Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates
Ontario hospitals are posting their hand hygiene compliance rates as percentages for time periods identified by the Ministry of Health.
We are not required to report on the following:
Central Line Infection (CLI) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) or Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care is the next phase of Ontario's plan for changing and improving Ontario's Health System.
Ontario is committed to giving patients better access to care no matter where they live.
The Wellington Health Care Purchasing Procedure Policy helps to govern how Groves Memorial Community Hospital conducts sourcing, contracting and purchasing activities, including approval segregation and limits, competitive and non-competitive procurement, purchasing, contract awarding, conflict of interest and bid protest procedures.
Please read the WHCA Purchasing Procedure Policy
In June 2010, the Ontario Government passed the Excellent Care for All Act.
This legislation will help support hospitals to further improve the quality and safety of care they provide for members of our community.
One of the ways that the Excellent Care for All Act is helping hospitals meet our community’s expectations regarding quality, patient safety and accountability is through the public reporting of Quality Improvement Plans.
Quality Improvement Plans (QIP) provide a meaningful way for Groves Memorial Community Hospital to clearly articulate our accountability to our community, patients and staff. Our QIP is focused on creating a positive patient experience and delivering high quality health care.
Our Quality Improvement Plan is made up of two parts:
- A document that provides a brief overview of our quality improvement plan, highlighting and listing our hospital’s top priorities for the year.
- A spreadsheet that includes our improvement targets and initiatives. The spreadsheet includes a core set of indicators that all similar hospitals across the province are working on.
Please find below our annual Quality Improvement Plan:
The Ontario Health Quality Council has requested that all hospitals report on a series of core indicators to support province-wide comparisons. The core indicators that apply to our hospital are reflected in our QIP. The QIP is only one of the ways we are working to improve our patients’ experiences. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
The Wellington Health Care Alliance's Common Strategic Plan explains what we are going to focus on over the next three years in order to realize our Mission, Vision and Values:
Vision: Your Health Matters
Mission: Together, advancing exceptional care and wellness
Values: We are compassionate, respectful, innovative, professional and collaborative
The Strategic Directions that are included in the plan will help us to focus on what is most important:
- Best possible care and experience, informed by our patients
- Inspired people – feeling valued, performing their best
- Optimize system resources to deliver seamless care
- Accountable organizations, meeting community needs, through a strong Alliance