News

Thu, 2017-02-23 10:11
By Mary Anne Beaudette

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

Over the past few years KGH has been busy making the case for another big redevelopment project, and thanks to a recent approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, our planning work is about to kick into high gear. 

Earlier this year, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care...Read more

A major milestone in the work to formally integrate Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) has been achieved. Current HDH CEO and Inaugural CEO of the new Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Dr. David Pichora has announced the make-up of the executive team that will lead the...Read more

A revolutionary new technology is now in use at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) that is improving the treatment of patients with complex cardiac conditions. Known as the St. Jude Medical™ Ensite Precision™ cardiac mapping system, this technology is the first of its kind to be used in a...Read more

Beginning on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017, the laneway that leads to the Kingston General Hospital’s Armstrong wing entrance off Lower University Avenue will be closed to vehicles as the hospital replaces its oxygen system. This important work will increase the capacity of our oxygen system, allowing us to continue to...Read more

On behalf of the KGH Board of Directors and the Executive Team we would like to extend season’s greetings to everyone who works, learns and volunteers at KGH as well as to our patients, their families and our community. 

For KGH, there is no doubt 2016 will be one for...Read more

A new space here at KGH is now open for parents who need to feed their babies while in the hospital. KGH’s new Baby Friendly room is part of our effort to become accredited by the World Health Organization as a Baby Friendly hospital. We would be the...Read more

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