Grey Gretzky Medical Centre

Establishment under investigation (name and address) Grey Gretzky Medical Centre

2-422 Grey St, Brantford, ON N3S 4X8

​Establishment type ​Walk-in clinic
​Date health unit became aware of potential IPAC lapse ​August 15, 2023
Date of initial report posting
​Date of initial report update(s) (if applicable)
​​How was the IPAC lapse identified? Complaint
​Date of on-site investigation ​April 15, 2023
​​Did the IPAC lapse involve a member of a regulatory college? ​​Yes; CPSO
​​​​If yes, was the issue referred to the regulatory college? ​Yes
​​Were corrective actions recommended and/or implemented? ​Yes

Facility was requested to suspend services that use reprocessed equipment/tools. Affected services may be performed with single-use pre-sterile equipment/tools. Facility voluntarily suspended services.

​​Date of any order(s) or directive(s) issued to the owner/operator (if applicable) ​August 14, 2023
​​Summary description of the IPAC lapse
  • Instruments/equipment were not pre-cleaned (e.g., enzymatic cleaner) or soaked after use and were stored within their respective sterilization pouch for an unspecified length of time before being reprocessed.
  • At time of the investigation instrument/equipment manufacturer’s instructions for use (MIFU’s) were not available for review.
  • Sterilization logs are not maintained for reprocessed/sterilized instruments/equipment.
  • Safety needles affixed to syringes (2) were observed to be pre-drawn from single-use vials and stored within vaccine fridge.
  • Inconsistency in cleaning/disinfecting of exam rooms between each patient.
​​Additional comments and/or updates to initial report Staff members responsible for any or all steps in reprocessing are recommended to complete the Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques Online Course through the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario.
Brief description of corrective measures taken
​Date all corrective measures were confirmed to have been completed
​​Date of final report posting and/or any date of any updates to final posting
​​Date of follow-up to confirm corrective actions taken and completed
​Additional comments