Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph IPAC Hub

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As part of the province’s plan to prepare for future waves of COVID-19, local networks of infection prevention and control (IPAC) experts, called IPAC Hubs, have been developed across the province to support and enhance IPAC practices in community based, congregate living settings.

Organizations including hospitals, public health units and others from across the province lead local IPAC Hubs. These organizations are working with partners from across the local health system who have IPAC expertise to ensure that this specialized guidance and support is available to congregate living settings though a one-window model.

Who We Are

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) IPAC Hub is one of three satellite sites under the Waterloo-Wellington IPAC Hub. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDG Public Health) is the lead organization for the WDG IPAC Hub and has dedicated IPAC hub staff working within our Infection Control team. Meet the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph IPAC Hub.

WDG Public Health collaborates and engages with a network of community partners to help support congregate living settings and inform the work of the WDG IPAC Hub.

Who We Serve

We provide services and supports to enhance IPAC practices in congregate living settings in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph. This includes congregate settings that are funded and overseen by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC), Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services (MCCSS). These settings include:

  • Long-term care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Group homes
  • Shelters
  • Supportive Housing
  • Residential Treatment Centres
  • Hospices

We are here to provide IPAC expertise, collaborative assistance and just-in-time advice, guidance, and direct support on IPAC practices.

Request a Service

Our friendly IPAC team is here to support you. If your facility requires IPAC support and you would like to request a service, or if you have any questions, please email us at congregatesetting@wdgpublichealth.ca.

For urgent IPAC questions or assistance, or for Public Health outbreak management support, please continue to call WDG Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4752.

Services Provided

Our IPAC Hub team works in collaboration with partners to provide the following IPAC services and supports:

  • IPAC education and training 
  • Supportive visits and consults
  • IPAC assessments 
  • Best practice recommendations and implementation support 
  • Coaching/mentoring on IPAC practices
  • Outbreak management planning
  • Communities of practice

Our team offers educational training on a variety of topics (e.g., PPE, hand hygiene, environmental cleaning) and can customize training and IPAC supports to meet the needs of your facility.Services are available to facility administration, front-line staff, external care providers, and essential caregivers, however IPAC support services should be arranged through the facility or service provider organization.

All services are provided at no-cost to facilities.

Download a PDF poster of our services to print or put up at your facility.