It takes good hands to steer Kingston Health Sciences Centre through an emergency such as the recent flooding in the Central Processing Service (CPS), which sterilizes the instruments used for surgical procedures. Fortunately, those hands are plentiful and steady, with dozens of managers and front-line staff now meeting daily to...Read more
With a busy weekend of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations anticipated in the city, Kingston Health Sciences Centre would like to remind the community to celebrate safely and responsibly.
KHSC is currently handling an increase in patient care needs from across our region as well managing an impact to operating room...Read more
A new kind of therapy is underway at our HDH site, and its three special practitioners—aka Oscar, Sophie and Arci—are scoring pats on the head wherever they go.
A Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever respectively, the three dogs and their owners—John Tamkee, Don Petruccelli and...Read more
Every year, up to 20 secondary-school students from the Limestone District School Board enroll in the LINKS program, an alternative classroom designed to help youth who are unable to attend school due, in large part, to the complex mental health issues they experience.
The program is attended four half-days a...Read more
For Kara Smith, watching her young daughter Ella receive an x-ray was one of the most helpless and frustrating feelings she has experienced as a parent. And she’s had a lot of experience with those feelings, as at the tender age of five years old, Ella had already undergone a...Read more
The physician ranks at Kingston Health Sciences Centre have grown recently following the completion of a successful recruitment campaign aimed at bringing new and highly trained doctors to the Limestone City.
In fact, more than two dozen doctors, all trained in various areas of medical specialty have agreed to call...Read more
Driving along King Street, along the back of our Kingston General Hospital site, it may not be immediately obvious to spot the major changes happening inside KHSC’s Diagnostic Imaging department. However, behind the grey exterior walls, a major construction project is well underway.
Since July 2018, crews have been working...Read more
Some important construction is now underway at KHSC, thanks to a major funding boost from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. KHSC has received more than $6.8 million in funding from the Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) and another $450,000 in funding in an Exceptional Circumstance Project Grant.
Putting patients and families at the centre of their care has earned nurse Tracey Froess and Dr. Maria del Pilar Vélez Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) 2018 Exceptional Healer Awards.
Froess and Dr. Vélez were among 22 nurses and physicians nominated by patients, families and staff for the annual award....Read more
As the volume of people presenting with a mental health crisis steadily ramps up in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), a new pilot project aimed at managing capacity and improving flow for these patients is quickly yielding positive results.
“Over the past six years we’ve seen...Read more