While the new name, Transitional Support Unit, helps patients and families better understand the type of care that is provided on Connell 3 – care and support for people who will transition from hospital to living environments that best meet their needs – it does not begin to describe the...Read more
Heading up a ladder to wrap a few festive lights around your favourite 20-foot spruce? Or to get started on a dazzling Clark Griswold light display? Consider this first: installing holiday lights can be hazardous to your health. It can even be deadly.
Dr. Wiley Chung, a thoracic surgeon and trauma team...Read more
Just two and half years old, Athena has already spent 541 days of her young life in hospital but it hardly shows on the bright-eyed, energetic little girl who has benefited from excellent pediatric care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
Born three months prematurely, Athena spent her first days in...Read more
Every year, approximately 428,000 fluid infusions are started and utilized across KHSC to deliver life-saving medications or other nutrients to patients in need. Central to the reliable delivery of these fluids is a fleet of over 1,600 Alaris infusion and syringe pumps.
“Syringe pumps are an essential tool that we...Read more
“I felt as if I was in your office talking to you face to face,” said a 90-year-old participant, one of 75 people who took part in a 6-month pilot project to determine if electronic visits or eVisits could be used to conveniently connect patients and families to their Kingston...Read more
How do you maintain good spiritual health? We asked four of our Spiritual Health Practitioners at Kingston Health Sciences Centre to weigh in during this Spiritual Health Awareness Week (October 17-24):
Stay connected to the real world.
“We live in a world where we’re pushed by the many demands of family, work...Read more
With a busy weekend of Homecoming celebrations in the city, Kingston Health Sciences Centre would like to remind the community to celebrate safely and responsibly.
KHSC has put plans in place to support an increase in patient demand this weekend, but to ensure that our Emergency teams can continue to...Read more
If a health care professional at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has provided you with excellent patient- and family-centred care, now is your chance to nominate that person for an Exceptional Healer Award.
KHSC is encouraging patients to nominate doctors, nurses and allied health professionals (e.g., physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists,...Read more
After a eight-week shutdown due to a fire in July, the Mary Alice 1 (MA-1) Emergency Eye Clinic at our Hotel Dieu Hospital site reopened today looking brighter than ever. Even better, it weathered the temporary closure without cancelling a single patient.
Fire damage made it impossible to use the...Read more
While calling people on the phone may be something that was done more commonly in the past, two Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) nurses are picking up the phone seven days a week to check in with patients to see how they are doing after their recent stays in KHSC’s...Read more