If you are calm under pressure, detail oriented, have stamina, and like working with your hands, you have some of the unique traits needed to be an operating room (OR) nurse. After becoming a registered nurse or registered practical nurse, you will also need specialized training, which until now you...Read more
It’s been 25 years since midwifery was first publicly funded and regulated in Ontario. In the inaugural year, 1994, there were initially two and then three midwives in Kingston licensed to practice midwifery and who were given privileges at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital site.
There are now...Read more
Over the telephone Matt Green can talk you through delivering a baby, performing CPR or preventing someone from choking to death. He starts by answering your 911 call for an ambulance but he could end up saving the life of someone you love.
An Ambulance Communications Officer (ACO), Matt is...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre continues to invest in innovation and patient care through the recent purchase of a robot-assisted surgical system. This robotic system allows for more precise and minimally invasive surgeries. For patients, this means shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and innovative care closer to home.
In a...Read more
Patients who are cared for in the Admission Transfer Unit (ATU) after being admitted in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) probably don’t know that since the unit opened two years ago, it has helped patients like them decrease the length of their stays in the...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
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
The year is 1973. Construction has begun on the CN Tower and the technology behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has just been developed. It’s also the year Dr. Paul Manley and Suzanne Torgerson began their health-care careers in Kingston.
On January 22, at a Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) celebration...Read more
Each year, KHSC's editorial team works to find and tell stories about the people, as well as the amazing care that takes place at our KGH, Hotel Dieu and satellite sites.
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a feature of our storytelling are...Read more
Over the next few weeks various patient and retail services at both the HDH and KGH sites of Kingston Health Sciences Centre will be running on reduced and/or slightly changed hours. Please make note of the following changes:
Urgent and Emergency care:
- HDH site: The Urgent Care Centre is open ...Read more
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