Who we are

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.

These people count on us to be there when they have high-risk pregnancies, cancer, very sick babies, heart attacks, strokes, life-threatening injuries and respiratory failure. They come to us when they require specialized care that is not available in their local community: when they need heart surgery, life support, dialysis, brain surgery, stem cells, radiation and special imaging.

In addition to our regional role, we also serve as a community hospital, caring for the less acute needs of the residents of Greater Kingston.

Fully affiliated with Queen's University, KGH is a research and teaching hospital which is home to more than 2,000 health-care students, from over 30 universities and colleges across Canada, and more than 180 health researchers, who rely on our learning environment as part of their journey to becoming the health-care professionals of tomorrow. KGH is also ranked as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Infosource.

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.