Two years ago, Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) medicine program experienced a significant spike in the number of people admitted to its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site with conditions related to opioid addiction. “We were overwhelmed, not only by the numbers, but also by not knowing how to provide the...Read more
A lot has changed since Ontario’s Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP) first opened its doors 25 years ago: if you wanted to use the internet you had to dial-up using a phone line, which would have made the real-time online interactive education sessions VEP’s registered respiratory therapists offer today seem like...Read more
A key success factor in helping people manage disease is time: taking the time to understand patients’ unique symptoms, explaining what activities to avoid, and providing plenty of opportunities for questions to be answered. Time is what Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COPD Nurse Navigator Kim Spearing gives her patients,...Read more
It’s not often that new technology checks off the big priorities at Kingston Health Sciences Centre all at once but the launch of an advanced digital slit lamp in Ophthalmology is doing exactly that.
In an ocular exam, a slit lamp is vital equipment because it magnifies and illuminates parts...Read more
Nothing says summer like a bike ride in the sunshine, and this week more than 30 children with special needs experienced the joy of riding a two-wheel bike for the first time thanks to a life-changing recreational camp at the Constantine Arena at CFB Kingston July 8 to 12.
Bridge-builder, visionary, cherished mentor, brilliant researcher – these are just some of the ways his colleagues describe Dr. Roger Deeley as he steps down from his combined roles of Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, President & CEO, KGH Research Institute and Vice-Dean, Research, Faculty of Health...Read more
Following months of work at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), construction for a second MRI scanner and a new MRI suite has been completed.
“The opening of this second MRI is an exciting moment for the patients and families in our Southeastern Ontario region,”...Read more
One of the more difficult pieces of being in the hospital is the distance patients have to contend with that rests between them and their home, friends and families. Now, a new partnership between KHSC and Lakeridge Health is helping to close this distance for some of our autologous stem...Read more
Wait times for certain specialized tests are not a new or uncommon challenge for patients and care providers across Ontario. However, an innovative new partnership between Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University is hoping to change that.
As part of the new Queen’s Cardio Pulmonary Unit (QCPU), located...Read more
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
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