KGH Auxiliary launches 2017 Teddy Bear Campaign

The Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary, along with its financial partners Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 and the Ladies Auxiliary to RCL Branch 560, has launched its 2017 Show Children You Care Teddy Bear Campaign to support the purchase of patient care equipment for the pediatric program at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).

MPP announces funding for energy saving project at KHSC

Home owners across Ontario are making small changes such as replacing lightbulbs, turning down thermostats and doing loads of laundry in off-peak hours all in an effort to become more energy efficient. The same goes for hospitals who are now receiving support through the Provincial Government’s new Hospital Energy Efficiency Program (HEEP).

New program helps patients receive chemo at home

A new initiative out of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario is helping patients stay out of the hospital and receive their chemotherapy treatment at home.

Known as the Chemotherapy at Home program, this initiative allows patients who require continuous chemotherapy to receive it through a pump that they wear as they go about their day. This change has been a positive step for patients who previously had to stay in the hospital to receive their chemotherapy treatment.

Parking garage now open

Kingston Police have completed their investigation and the Queen's University parking garage located on Stuart Street has now reopened.

KHSC Staff, physicians, patients and families are now once again able to park in the garage.

We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may have caused and appreciate everyone’s patience.

For more information about parking around our KGH site, please visit the parking information section of our website here.

Kingston teams involved in creation of new surgical technology

Every few years a new piece of technology is released that can dramatically change the way medical teams provide care to their patients. Now, Canadian surgeons and researchers have partnered with a team in the U.K. to develop a tool that will transform the way cancer is surgically removed in the future.

During surgery, medical teams balance the need to remove all of a tumour, while at the same time not removing too much healthy tissue. In the operating room this is often complicated by the fact that tumours do not have smooth edges.

Researchers pioneer use of monitoring device for high-risk newborns

High-risk newborn infants in intensive care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre will be the first in Canada to be monitored and evaluated for their feeding skills in a novel research initiative led by Dr. Kimberly Dow.

Her 30-month project will study the use of a nipple-monitoring device in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at KHSC’s Kingston General Hospital site, with an aim of better identifying and addressing feeding difficulties in pre-term babies.

Happy Halloween from KHSC

For some, Halloween is a time for parties, trick-or-treating and other spooky activities that typically come along with October 31.

For others, like the patients and families in KHSC’s Pediatrics Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) it’s a time to forget they’re in the hospital, even for a few moments, and focus on having some fun.

To celebrate, staff on our Kidd 10 pediatrics department got into the spirit and dressed up for the occasion. Our NICU staff also helped ensure our smallest patients were decked out in costumes as well.