News

Wed, 2017-03-29 10:15
By MARY ANNE BEAUDETTE

Four global health researchers at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital Research Institute are aiming to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations, particularly mothers and children.

Co-leaders Heather Aldersey (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Susan Bartels (Emergency Medicine), Colleen Davison (Public Health Sciences) and...Read more

Kingston General Hospital, (KGH) the first hospital in Canada to complete a blue light cystoscopy outside of a clinical trial, will soon begin offering the procedure on regular basis to improve the quality of life for patients living with bladder cancer in Southeastern Ontario.

The procedure combines a...Read more

An internationally renowned research centre of excellence targeting the frail elderly and hosted by Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital has received $23.9 million in renewal funding from the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. The funding will be matched by $30 million in contributions from 150 partners...Read more

The integration between Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) to create the new Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has just taken another big step forward. The people who will sit on the KHSC’s inaugural Board of Directors to govern the new health sciences...Read more

The Diagnostic Imaging department said goodbye to its big film library a while ago and that’s created an opportunity for the department to create a new patient care area.

It’s a space where outpatients are prepared for procedures done in the imaging department and where they can be...Read more

A KGHRI clinician scientist who pioneered the use of 3D ultrasound to assess heart disease is taking his imaging research into new territory.

Dr. Amer Johri, who is also assistant professor of echocardiography at Queen’s University, uses 3D ultrasound to quantify the amount of cholesterol and fat deposits, called plaques,...Read more

A new approach to treating grass allergies offers potential as a shorter and more effective alternative to traditional allergen immunotherapy (a.k.a. “allergy shots”), a study led by KGHRI clinician scientist Dr. Anne Ellis has shown.

It was the first-ever completed Phase II study using synthetic peptides to treat a grass...Read more

The Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary has wrapped up another successful Teddy Bear Campaign, once again surpassing their goal of $20,000. Over the course of their campaign the Auxiliary saw more than 250 bears sponsored for a grand total of $27,000.

All the funds raised will be used to support Pediatrics....Read more

Despite being years away from breaking ground, KGH’s Phase 2 Redevelopment project is beginning to pick up steam. Working groups representing key areas of the hospital involved in the $500 million project have begun to talk about what they will need in their new spaces. 

Phase 2 Redevelopment will include...Read more

Thanks to valuable feedback from our patients, the blood collection room in our Burr Wing has now been relocated to a new and bigger space. Patients receiving treatment for cancer or a kidney disease are now directed to this new room when they need to provide a blood sample for lab testing....Read more

KGH’s clinical laboratories were recently put to the test by the Institute for Quality Management in Health Care (IQMH) and passed with flying colours, achieving full accreditation for another four years. 

A team of seven peer assessors came to Kingston for three days to review all...Read more

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