Ever wonder why we hiccup? A researcher from Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University has offered an explanation for the mysterious reflex, published today in the journal BioEssays.
Most common reflexes have been explained - sneezing clears irritants from our noses, coughing expels materials from our airways. The hiccup has...Read more
The inspiration for the latest piece of fine art donated to our hospital came during a windswept walk on a winter day.
“As I was trudging along Bloor Street in Toronto to the studio I was working at, it occurred to me that the scene would make a great action...Read more
It's one of the first things people notice when they step inside KGH for the first time -- this is not an easy hospital to find your way around. Chalk it up to the 14 interconnected buildings of different vintages, shapes and heights, not to mention the ongoing redevelopment project....Read more
If you've been in the main KGH lobby recently, you've no doubt noticed its big renovation has come a long way. The carpet is long gone, new dividing walls have been put up and the finish line for the new Lovell Drugs pharmacy and the “On-the-Go featuring Tim Hortons” coffee...Read more
Now that the first phase of our redevelopment project is almost complete, it's time to begin planning for the next big project, Phase 2.
The province has given KGH the green light to start the process of planning for the proposed construction job. Planners are now at our hospital to...Read more
Researchers at Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University have identified a new mechanism that could potentially explain why the body's immune system sometimes fails to eliminate cancer. The new findings shed light on the possible cause of immune resistance in cancer cells, and indicate that nitroglycerin, a relatively safe and...Read more
With the final finishing touches now in place, the new chemotherapy suite is certainly more suite-like, thanks in part to a significant donation from the KGH Auxiliary.
Patients and staff moved into the new suite on Burr 1 in early October. While most of the new equipment was in place,...Read more
Clean, green and carpet free. Those are just a few of the outcomes outlined in KGH's five-year strategy – and so far, so good. The carpet removal and energy renewal projects are well underway. And now, some new initiatives to keep KGH clean and shiny are getting some traction.
We can count ourselves among only three per cent of organizations across the province that passed the Workwell Health and Safety Audit the first time around. In fact, KGH's results are unparalleled for a health-care organization in Ontario.
KGH was awarded a score of 93.3 per cent following a two-day...Read more