Glaucoma steals vision slowly and painlessly when left undetected, and half of the people with the sneaky eye disease don’t even know they have it and are at risk for irreversible blindness. Now, a first-ever quality standard is giving patients and health care providers a new level of defense against...Read more
Patients who are cared for in the Admission Transfer Unit (ATU) after being admitted in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) probably don’t know that since the unit opened two years ago, it has helped patients like them decrease the length of their stays in the...Read more
April is Be A Donor month and Kingston Health Sciences Centre is encouraging all staff to learn about the options available to become a donor and help pass on the gift of life. Being a donor can take on many forms. You can register to become an organ and/or tissue...Read more
It takes good hands to steer Kingston Health Sciences Centre through an emergency such as the recent flooding in the Central Processing Service (CPS), which sterilizes the instruments used for surgical procedures. Fortunately, those hands are plentiful and steady, with dozens of managers and front-line staff now meeting daily to...Read more
With a busy weekend of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations anticipated in the city, Kingston Health Sciences Centre would like to remind the community to celebrate safely and responsibly.
KHSC is currently handling an increase in patient care needs from across our region as well managing an impact to operating room...Read more
A new kind of therapy is underway at our HDH site, and its three special practitioners—aka Oscar, Sophie and Arci—are scoring pats on the head wherever they go.
A Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever respectively, the three dogs and their owners—John Tamkee, Don Petruccelli and...Read more
Every year, up to 20 secondary-school students from the Limestone District School Board enroll in the LINKS program, an alternative classroom designed to help youth who are unable to attend school due, in large part, to the complex mental health issues they experience.
The program is attended four half-days a...Read more
For Kara Smith, watching her young daughter Ella receive an x-ray was one of the most helpless and frustrating feelings she has experienced as a parent. And she’s had a lot of experience with those feelings, as at the tender age of five years old, Ella had already undergone a...Read more
The physician ranks at Kingston Health Sciences Centre have grown recently following the completion of a successful recruitment campaign aimed at bringing new and highly trained doctors to the Limestone City.
In fact, more than two dozen doctors, all trained in various areas of medical specialty have agreed to call...Read more
Driving along King Street, along the back of our Kingston General Hospital site, it may not be immediately obvious to spot the major changes happening inside KHSC’s Diagnostic Imaging department. However, behind the grey exterior walls, a major construction project is well underway.
Since July 2018, crews have been working...Read more