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
As March comes to an end, so too does Pharmacy Appreciation Month a national campaign that shines a spotlight a department that often works in the background, but has a crucial role in delivering patient care.
KHSC Pharmacist William Lickley has only been in Kingston working at our HDH site...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has joined a growing list of hospitals across the country that are making efforts to better utilize Canada’s blood supply, recently achieving the ‘Using Blood Wisely’ national designation.
To join the initiative, hospitals must meet or surpass key benchmarks for four consecutive months to demonstrate...Read more