News / Patient Care
Thu, 2023-05-25 14:29
By G. Buffett

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care are announcing their intention to proceed with the next steps of their measured step-down approach to COVID-19.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, both hospital organizations introduced measures including masking, physical distancing and visitor restrictions. Over the last three years these...Read more

Right above Alex Paudyn’s KHSC ID badge you’ll find a pin that says “I’ve got your back” and she means every single word.

As a patient care assistant with the orthopedic surgical unit, she mainly assists and sets patients up for success with daily living activities.

“Everything from personal hygiene...Read more

Dealing with cancer treatment and the side effects that it can lead to – including hair loss – can be a difficult time for a person to go through. Recognizing the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have on self-esteem, a local wood turners club decided they wanted to put...Read more

As the old saying goes, ‘practice makes perfect,’ but in a busy environment like Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Emergency Department (ED), simulation training is serving another very important role.

“I am passionate about medical simulation and how we can use it to improve the quality of care for our...Read more

To say Lindsay MacDougall adores being a midwife would be the understatement of the year.

Even after 17 years in the field, her passion for the profession is still going strong. 

“I’m so proud of the work midwives do in our community and at KHSC. I actually can’t stop smiling...Read more

A collaboration between radiology and cardiology is helping patients who may be at risk for heart disease receive timely and efficient care closer to home. With a unified goal of providing the best patient care possible, both departments committed to reviving a cardiac imaging group that focuses on providing coronary...Read more

Researchers at Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will soon begin recruiting patients to study the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD). The Phase 2b clinical trial, sponsored by Clairvoyant Therapeutics, will assess whether motivational enhancement therapy and the use of psilocybin...Read more

After three-years impacted by COVID-19, more and more volunteers are beginning to return to action at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), and a new volunteer role is demonstrating kindness and generosity for patients experiencing loneliness. CARE (Companionship, Activity, Recreation, and Engagement) volunteers have a passion for working with the elderly,...Read more

If you’ve ever watched a motorsport you’ve probably seen a pit crew leap into action.

It’s a race against the clock as they’re making repairs, changing tires and refueling.

Ronnie Lott is part of a pit crew of his own at #myKHSC.

But instead of rushing onto a track, the...Read more

Think back to the last time you had to go to a hospital or had an appointment in a clinic you’re not familiar with.

Were you nervous? Maybe even a little scared?

Sandra Mahoney knows how anxious some people can get. 

As the secretary for the Adult Mental Health Program...Read more

Have you ever wondered who’s on the other end of the phone when you call #myKHSC? Or the person behind the voice making announcements in the hospital using the overhead paging system?

Chances are you’ve either spoken with or heard Mark Westcott, one of many caring and helpful switchboard operators.

“We...Read more