Quality and Safety

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is committed to creating a positive patient experience and delivering high quality health care. SAH's goal is to deliver the best every day and to continuously improve care and service for patients.

The Excellent Care for All Act, which received royal assent in June 2010, requires hospitals to develop an annual Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) . This plan reaffirms SAH's commitment to accountability and transparency.


The Plan is made up of two parts:

1. A document that provides a brief overview of the Quality Improvement Plan, highlighting and listing the hospital’s top priorities for the year.

2. A summary of the Quality Improvement Targets and Initiatives. This includes a core set of indicators that all similar hospitals across the province are working on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How was the Quality Improvement Plan developed?

A: The Sault Area Hospital Board of Directors and our Quality and Services Committee are responsible for overseeing the development of the Quality Improvement Plan. The members of our Board and the Quality and Services Committee work closely with our team of health care professionals to determine areas where we are doing well and areas where we have room for improvement. From there, we set targets for the hospital, which are reflected in the plan.

Q: What timeframe does the Quality Improvement Plan cover?

A: Quality Improvement Plans are submitted to the Ontario Health Quality Council and posted publicly annually at the start of each fiscal year, April 1st.

Q: Where can I find out more information about the Excellent Care for All Act and quality improvement plans?

A: Please visit www.ontario.ca/excellentcare for more information.