Kingston General Hospital is on a journey to put our patients at the centre of everything we do. To support staff and physicians who have been asking for tools to help them provide patient- and family-centred care, work is now underway to create some key standards for everyone.
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To better meet the needs of the growing number of patients, the Hospital Board appealed to the community in 1892 for funds to construct a women's hospital, a proper laundry, and an up-to-date surgical facility. Construction of the Doran Building, the site of the new women's hospital, began in 1893...Read more
On the morning of Christmas Eve in 1897, fire broke out in the St. George's Ward of the then 35-year-old Watkins wing. One of the orderlies, preparing the wax to polish the floors, spilled turpentine on an open flame, igniting the fire. The fire hydrants were frozen so hoses had...Read more
In December 1889, the Hospital Board resolved that, "...a new building be erected for the Hospital to be connected with the Main Building by a covered corridor with accommodation for infectious diseases, for the Superintendent, for the Nurses and also for the laundry." This resolution was acted upon after the...Read more
For patients suspected of having cancer, the stress and confusion can quickly pile up. To help during this time, Cancer Care Ontario has been rolling out Diagnostic Assessment Programs (DAPs) across the province. DAPs are designed to help patients through their diagnostic journey, from the time...Read more
As the population of Kingston grew rapidly after the War of 1812, physicians expressed concern that greater care be given to the sick poor. A voluntary organization was established for such a purpose in 1817, and in 1820 the Female Benevolent Society began providing medical care to the poor out...Read more
For health-care workers, it can be one of the toughest conversations to start. But more and more, Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is being recognized across the country as having immense value, for both patients and caregivers alike.
ACP is all about talking to patients and their families about their values...Read more
A patient's journey through Kingston General Hospital can be as complex as the hospital itself, with stops at many different departments, floors and specialized units. We know patients and families want this journey to be as smooth and efficient as possible. We also know that staff and physicians want this...Read more