This applies to long-term care homes, childcare centres, personal service settings (e.g. salons, nail parlours, tattoo and body piercing studios) and the community.
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit inspects various settings to ensure appropriate infection control practices are being followed. These settings include but are not limited to personal service settings, child care facilities and medical facilities. When a complaint is received, public health staff conduct facility inspections and assess practices and procedures. If an infection control lapse is identified, public health staff work with the facility to mitigate any hazards to the public and prevent further problems from arising.
This website contains reports on premises where an infection prevention and control lapse was identified through the assessment of a complaint or referral, or through communicable disease surveillance. It does not include reports of premises which were investigated following a complaint or referral where no infection prevention and control lapse was ultimately identified.
These reports are not exhaustive, and do not guarantee that those premises listed and not listed are free of infection prevention and control lapses. Identification of lapses is bases on assessment and investigation of a premises at a point-in-time, and these assessments and investigations are triggered when potential infection prevention and control lapses are brought to the attention of the local medical officer of health.
Reports are posted on the website of the board of health in which the premises is located. Reports are posted on a premise-by –premise basis (i.e. will correspond with one site only). Should you wish to view a full investigation report for any posted lapse, please contact the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.352.7270 or 519.355.1071. Please note that routine inspection reports for all inspected public premises are available for your viewing at the Check It CK Website.