Southeastern Ontario's leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership.
As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KGH serves, through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites, almost 500,000 people who live in a 20,000-square-kilometre predominantly rural area, as well as some communities on James Bay in Ontario’s north.
In the Greater Kingston area we are the third largest employer and we have over 820 volunteers who contribute their energy and skills to caring for others.
To learn more about KGH check out this website and also join the conversation at KGHconnect.
KGH now entirely smoke free
Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of ill health and premature death in our region and KGH is committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone who works, learns, volunteers and receives care at KGH.
As a smoke free hospital property, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds and we ask that you leave the property if you need to smoke.
Every person has the right to decide what is right for them and when they are ready to quit smoking. KGH has made sure that supports are in place for patients, visitors and staff through smoking cessation opportunities for those who want to make an attempt to quit.
Support and advice is available to patients who would like help to quit smoking while in hospital. Patients are encouraged to discuss their options for smoking cessation with their health care team. As part of our nursing assessment, all admitted patients are asked if they smoke and if they would like support to remain smoke free while at KGH.
If you are thinking about quitting and have questions please contact the KFL&A Public Health Tobacco Information Line for information and support options at 613-549-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the staff wellness website for more information.
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