PH: 807 468-9861 Ext. 2362


The Infection Prevention and Control department of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital provides quality patient care by monitoring the infectious processes occurring in the hospital. Education is provided to staff regarding proper technique, isolation procedures and the wearing of personal protective equipment. There is liaison with the Northwestern Health Unit regarding tuberculosis, STD’s and outbreaks both in the community and in hospital. Surveillance is carried out to identify nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections and investigate causes


Lake of the Woods District Hospital Reports on the following
Patient Safety Indicators:

Lake of the Woods District Hospital  takes your care and your safety very seriously and we are extremely committed to transparency. We will be reporting on the following patient safety indicators on this website:

1. Clostridium difficile (C-Diff)  
2. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
3. Vancomycin –resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
4. Hand Hygiene Compliance
5. SSI prevention (Surgical Site Infection Prevention for hips/knees)
6. Ventilator Associated Pnuemonia (VAP)
7. Central Line Infections (CLI)

Please see the menu to the left for specific information on any of these indicators. The rates are available on this site, as well as on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website at