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Objective and Scope

Our objective in this follow-up audit was to determine:

  • whether the department:
    • has developed clear implementation responsibilities for each partner identified under the IPC strategy
    • has improved systems to monitor its progress in implementing the strategy
    • publicly reports on the success of the strategy
  • whether AHS has adequate systems to demonstrate its success in managing health risk in hospitals through the following:
    • cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing multiple-use medical devices
    • managing antibiotic-resistant organisms
    • ensuring compliance with hand hygiene practices


Both the department and AHS have made significant progress in infection prevention and control by implementing our recommendations. We saw meaningful change in key areas.