Patients who come to Kingston General Hospital for surgery are now spending more time with their families before they go in for their operation. A new patient-centred initiative has created two large OR waiting rooms within the Same Day Admission Centre that allows patients and their families to...Read more
World-renowned quality improvement strategists impressed by KGH
When Kingston General Hospital CEO Leslee Thompson and Medicine Program Operational Director Richard Jewitt participated in a course at Intermountain Medical Center in Utah recently, they didn't anticipate that KGH's strides in patient-centred care would garner so much interest.
After all,...Read more
Men with prostate cancer could soon know precisely how serious their disease is - and how aggressively to treat it - the moment they are diagnosed, thanks to a new team of researchers at Kingston General Hospital.
"We hope to create a test so accurate that patients don't need to...Read more
Preventing patients from falling is a safety priority at hospitals everywhere and with good reason. As Accreditation Canada points out, a patient fall can result in a serious injury, an increased length of stay and possibly lead to claims of clinical negligence. That is why it's created a ...Read more
12-year old McKenna Modler talks with CEO Leslee Thompson after presenting a cheque to the Children's Cancer Care Fund at Kingston General Hospital worth just over $96,000.
If anyone knows how difficult cancer treatment can be on children and their families, it's McKenna Modler. After her diagnosis with...Read more
Patients on Kidd 6 at Kingston General Hospital are going to notice a change in their care this week as a pilot project brings patient-centred care right to the bedside.
It's a new approach to the end-of-shift reports that take place every time one nursing shift ends and another begins....Read more