Quality

Quality

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group applies constant quality management and for more than 10 years has been collecting a vast quantity of data and related information. The comprehensive quality report, which has been published annually since 2010, is testament to the group's determination constantly to improve the quality of medical services and patient safety, as well as its desire for transparency.

Clinique La Colline, which is part of the Hirslanden Group, believes that collecting and publishing these data benefits patients and increases the competition with regard to quality between Swiss hospitals.

Hygiene

Hygiene at Clinique La Colline

Preventing infection associated with care is paramount to the safety and health of all patients. That is why adhering to high standards of hygiene is part of our strategic vision of quality.

In particular, clinical hygiene is reflected in setting standards for monitoring hospital-acquired infections. That is why we have been using national and international monitoring tools such as Swissnoso and KISS for many years and are investing in various awareness campaigns.

Hand hygiene campaign

Washing your hands properly helps prevent a large number of infections.

By improving hand hygiene, 17,000 infections were avoided and CHF 60 million saved (no lengthy hospital stays), over one year in Switzerland (initiative launched by Swissnoso with outpatient services in 116 hospitals).

How do we limit these infections ?

  • Annual awareness campaign
  • Reminds health workers of the importance of disinfection and hand washing
  • Regular monitoring all year long

Flu campaign

In Switzerland, between 1,000 and 5,000 people are hospitalised because of the flu each year. Health workers working in hospitals are likely to transmit the disease to more fragile patients (the elderly, infants, people with chronic diseases and pregnant women) for whom the flu can be fatal.

What is the point of being vaccinated ?

According to the FOSH, vaccinations are the most effective way to avoid getting the flu. It reduces this risk from 70 to 90% in adults, protecting not only the vaccinated person but also his or her surroundings.

We provide visitors, masks and disinfectant in communal areas to avoid any transmission of diseases.

Quality indicators

We publish quality indicators which are assessed by the ANQ and the FOPH. Represented in the form of computer graphics, these figures allow you to form an opinion on the operations, infections and accidents in hospitals. The comparison dates from 2012 to 2015.

Why are there no more recent computer graphics ?

These are the most recent figures made available by the two organisations mentioned above. The new numbers will be updated as soon as they are available.