KGH Quick Facts

Kingston General Hospital is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership.

We are southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.

Through our facility in Kingston, and our 24 satellites through southeastern Ontario, we serve the almost 500,000 residents who live in a 20,000-square-kilometre predominantly rural area, as well as some communities on James Bay in Ontario's north.

People come to us when they have severe trauma, high risk pregnancy, cancer, very sick babies, heart attacks, strokes, life-threatening injuries and respiratory failure.

People come to us when they require specialized care that is not available in their local community: when they need transplants, heart surgery, life support, dialysis, brain surgery, stem cells, radiation and special imaging.

In addition to our role as the region's leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, we also serve as a local community hospital, caring for the less acute needs of the residents of Greater Kingston.

Together with Queen’s University, we are one of 10 acute-care teaching hospitals in Ontario that train post-graduate students and conduct patient-oriented research – and the only facility of this kind in southeastern Ontario.

2014 - 2015 data:

Patients served 

  • We operate 440 inpatient beds. 
  • We admit more than 22,000 inpatients each year.
  • We see more than 53,000 people in our emergency department each year. 
  • We perform 9,000 surgical procedures each year. 
  • We deliver approximately 2,000 babies each year.
  • We see more than 182,000 ambulatory care and outpatient visits including those to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at KGH each year. 
  • Our average length of patient stay is 6.1 days.

Staff and volunteers

  • We have more than 4,100 staff including physicians, consultants and midwives working at KGH. 
  • We have 824 volunteers who contribute over 76,000 hours of service each year to enhance the care we provide. 

Teaching and research

  • Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, we host 2,400 students from 34 universities and colleges across Canada who rely on us to provide the learning environment they need to become health-care professionals.
  • We are home to more than 500 researchers, research staff, research students and  trainees. 
  • KGH was ranked in 2014 as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Infosource.

Economic impact

  • We are the third largest public sector employer in the Greater Kingston area.
  • We inject $246M a year in wages into the local economy.
  • Our total operating budget for fiscal 2015 was $439M.