A charge nurse in busy outpatient clinics at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Julie Ballance has been pulling double duty lately as an Accreditation Ambassador, a role that makes her a key frontline resource as KHSC prepares for a week-long assessment April 25-29 that...Read more
April 17 is World Hemophilia Day and the Inherited Bleeding Disorders Team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are promoting the use of an online Bleeding Assessment Tool (BAT) that will help individuals determine if the bleeding they experience is ‘normal’ and will guide the individual towards the help they...Read more
As a patient or family member, it’s likely a phrase you’ve heard, but have given little thought. “We’ve sent your sample to the lab and are running some tests.” But have you ever wondered what kind of tests they are running? Or, how do we know if the test is...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has launched a first-of-its-kind ambassador role in its Mental Health and Addiction Care (MHAC) program, a welcoming presence for patients and families that also adds an extra layer of safety for everyone in the Burr 4 mental health and addictions inpatient unit at KHSC.
From 6...Read more
Ten years ago, people living with obesity had to travel outside of southeastern Ontario to receive bariatric surgery, a variety of procedures that involve making changes to the digestive system. That was before a regional treatment and assessment centre opened in Kingston in April 2012 at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s...Read more
Despite being half-a-world away, six hospital organizations from southeastern Ontario have teamed up to ship much needed medical supplies to health-care teams in Ukraine.
A truckload of supplies departed from Kingston over the weekend, bound first by truck to Ottawa, then by air to Warsaw, Poland, and then again by...Read more
Critical Care and Emergency Medicine doctor Stephanie Sibley witnesses firsthand the ups and downs people go through when someone is very sick.
“Despite people’s devastating illnesses, they continue to have wishes even in their last days and hours of life,” says Dr. Sibley.
One of those wishes is to be...Read more
Effective April 4, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is easing some visitor restrictions to support increased family presence for both admitted patients and those coming to the hospital for outpatient services.
The revised family presence policy now permits admitted inpatients to register TWO approved family visitors. To reduce the risk of crowding in...Read more
Patients in the Quinte region will soon benefit from more complex kidney care closer to home thanks to new funding announced by the Provincial government today. MPP for the Bay of Quinte, Todd Smith and MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington Daryl Kramp announced that the government of Ontario has approved...Read more
Nearly five years to the day since Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) staff gathered in City Park to mark the official creation of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), they gathered again today to mark KHSC’s fifth anniversary.
“At the time we planted a tree, between our...Read more