Researchers at Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University have identified a new mechanism that could potentially explain why the body's immune system sometimes fails to eliminate cancer. The new findings shed light on the possible cause of immune resistance in cancer cells, and indicate that nitroglycerin, a relatively safe and...Read more
With the final finishing touches now in place, the new chemotherapy suite is certainly more suite-like, thanks in part to a significant donation from the KGH Auxiliary.
Patients and staff moved into the new suite on Burr 1 in early October. While most of the new equipment was in place,...Read more
Clean, green and carpet free. Those are just a few of the outcomes outlined in KGH's five-year strategy – and so far, so good. The carpet removal and energy renewal projects are well underway. And now, some new initiatives to keep KGH clean and shiny are getting some traction.
We can count ourselves among only three per cent of organizations across the province that passed the Workwell Health and Safety Audit the first time around. In fact, KGH's results are unparalleled for a health-care organization in Ontario.
KGH was awarded a score of 93.3 per cent following a two-day...Read more
When it comes to an important medical test, you can't ask for it to be much more than fast and incredibly reliable. And that's exactly what our new test for C. difficile has turned out to be. Just ask Larry Weiler, a senior lab technologist in microbiology. He's been in...Read more
Many industries use the good old fashioned checklist to get things done. Now KGH is busy generating some “to do” lists of our own for the bedside. They're called “order sets” and they're all about improving the care we deliver to our patients. This replaces the old process of pre-printed...Read more
Getting a newborn to breastfeed can certainly be an exhausting and anxious time for everyone involved. Now, a research project is hoping to help out new mothers at KGH. The goal is to create a few sets of guidelines for use across our hospital, and beyond.
“We know that over...Read more
Our new model of care is now entering some uncharted territory. It's already up and running in all of our inpatient areas. Now, it's being brought to all 33 of our outpatient and ambulatory areas.
“Right off the bat, what's become clear is that each of these units is very...Read more
The Queen's Family Health Team, operating through the Queen's Department of Family Medicine, is welcoming new patients.
With two downtown clinic locations, at 220 Bagot St. and 115 Clarence St., the Queen's Family Health Team (QFHT), is the Department's Kingston site. With the recent expansion of its education program, new...Read more