Your Safety

Patient in hospital bed

Making Your Time With Us Safe

Eight tips to stay safe while you are at Lakeridge Health

 

1. Preventing Falls

  • Wear non-slip socks, well-fitting shoes or slippers with rubber soles.
  • Use your usual walking aid (such as your cane or walker).
  • If you need assistance please tell us. 

2. Preventing Blood Clots

  • Wear the hospital stockings, if you have been told to.
  • Move as often as you can.
  • Try to do simple leg and ankle exercises.
  • Drink fluids as recommended.
  • Take any blood thinning medications or tablets that your doctor has prescribed to you. 

3. Preventing Infection

  • Wash your hands, especially before and after using the washroom and before your meals.
  • Ask our staff if they have washed their hands, too. 

4. Your Medicines

  • Tell us if you don't understand what your medicine is for.
  • Tell us if you have an allergy.
  • Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have concerns. 

5. Pressure Ulcers

  • Move around frequently in bed, if you can.
  • Call us if you are uncomfortable. We will help you change position. 

6. Identification

  • Tell us if your personal information is wrong, including the name on your ID band.
  • Tell us if there are changes to your address, family doctor and next of kin.
  • Tell us if you have allergies. We will give you a red ID band. 

7. Any Concerns

  • Talk to us at any time if you have questions or worries about your treatment. 

8. Leaving Hospital

When you leave, make sure you:

  • Understand any discharge instructions.
  • Have your medication or prescriptions and they have been explained to you.
  • Know who to contact if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Have any appointments that have been arranged for you.

 

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