Patient Safety

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has developed a three-year Patient Safety Plan to ensure we can continue to deliver safe quality care to the people in our care.  Our objective is to encourage and promote a culture of patient safety at all levels of the organization.  Our plan outlines our priorities and the ways we will respond to patient safety concerns while making system-wide improvements.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is fully accredited through Accreditation Canada - a not-for-profit, independent organization accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care.  Accreditation is a voluntary process, which takes place every three years.  It gives us an external peer review process to assess and improve our services, based on standards of excellence.

The Patient Safety Plan helps us to ensure we provide safe, excellent care.  The plan identifies ongoing strategies so we can meet and exceed Accreditation Canada's required organizational practices and patient safety goals.

Read our Patient Safety Plan and our Patient Safety brochure.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians, hospital leadership, and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Unnecessary tests and treatments do not add value to care. In fact, they take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, leading to more testing to investigate false positives and contributing to stress for patients. And of course unnecessary tests and treatments put increased strain on the resources of our health care system. The Choosing Wisely Canada campaign serves to encourage smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care. Learn more about this initiative from their video below.