Media Advisory - Patients for Patient Safety Canada launches "Stop! Clean
Your Hands Day encourages message - Every Patient Safe"

    MEDIA AVAILABILITY:   Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m.
                          Location: North York General Hospital
                          Academic Centre - Ground Level
                          North York General Hospital, General Site
                          4001 Leslie Street
                          (Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East)

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Each year in Canada, 8,000 to 12,000 patients die as a result of complications of healthcare-associated infections. Through the simple act of practicing optimal hand hygiene, you can help reduce that number!

Patients for Patient Safety Canada is launching as an organization today. With a mandate of "Every Patient Safe" Patients for Patient Safety Canada supports the partnership between the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Accreditation Canada and the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association-Canada (CHICA-Canada), for optimal hand hygiene in healthcare through Stop! Clean Your Hands Day on May 5, 2010.

    Media availability with:
      -  Bonnie Adamson, President and CEO, North York General Hospital
      -  Hugh MacLeod, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
      -  Bernadette MacDonald, Vice President Programs and Services,
         Accreditation Canada
      -  Anne Bialachowski, President, CHICA-Canada
      -  Johanna Trimble, Patients for Patient Safety Canada

SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute

For further information: For further information: Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Communication, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Phone (780) 700-8642

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