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.

What You Should Know

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 til@kflapublichealth.ca.

KGH Staff
Please visit the staff wellness website for more information.

Latest News

April 18th, 2016

Imagine a world where…

  • A woman’s pregnancy can be used to help screen for potential future heart disease
  • Surgeons can target and remove cancerous tissue with pinpoint precision, leaving cancer-free margins and preserving healthy tissue
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March 31st, 2016

KGHRI clinician scientist Ian Gilron is co-leading a new research network focused on chronic pain. 

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research under its Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) program, the  Chronic Pain Network...

March 30th, 2016

It’s not just better lighting and the colourful new paint on the walls catching peoples’ attention these days around KGH. You may also have noticed the new TV screens that have been installed in several...

March 30th, 2016

The Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSEO), located at Kingston General Hospital has rolled out an innovative tool that allows the experiences of cancer patients to be captured and measured in real-time. The tool, built...