The nurse's cap distinguished the trained nurse from her predecessors and marked her education and skill. According to historian Tina Bates, it represented "respectability, femininity, and service," with its military, religious, and academic overtones.
Receiving a nursing cap was a momentous occasion for most nurses, marking their transition from probationer...Read more
Members of our Board of Directors got a special behind-the-scenes look at Kingston General Hospital in action last week. As part of a two-day orientation and education session, the board members met with staff, went on tours and took in presentations focused on some of the important initiatives underway inside...Read more
X-rays first made their appearance in Kingston on February 17, 1896, when the Weekly Whig reported that Captain John Bray Cochrane (1860-1946), Professor of Physics and Chemistry at the Royal Military College, had taken an x-ray image of the hand of Madame Emma Albani, a celebrated singer, as a demonstration....Read more
Dr. Walter T. Connell (1873-1964), a graduate of Queen's Medical College, was appointed to the position of Pathologist at KGH and Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology at Queen's University in 1895. He established the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology and made pathology an important component of medical education at Queen's....Read more
The Nutrition Services department at Kingston General Hospital is adding a few new ingredients into its customer service model. Its staff on our inpatient floors are sporting an all-new look while also using some new hand-held technology.
The department recently purchased all of its Nutrition Assistants new uniforms that are...Read more
Before the late 19th century, only those who could not afford to be cared for in their homes sought charitable medical care in hospitals; but, as the practice of medicine underwent revolutionary changes in the 19th century, more and more people came to see hospitals as the best site for...Read more