It’s often said that the Emergency Department (ED) is the ‘front door to hospital care.’ In fact at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), hundreds of people come through the ED each day, totaling more than 57,000 visits in the last year alone. Whether they arrive by ambulance or walk-in, every...Read more
Former NHL player Mario Lemieux once said, “Every day is a great day for hockey.”
November 27, 2021, was no exception for 31-year-old Brandon Blaskie, a goalie, who had travelled from Perth to Kingston to play a game of hockey. Partway through, he suffered a stroke.
“I started to feel...Read more
Forty-six minutes into her first shift in the labour and delivery (L&D), Registered Nurse (RN) Charlene Linklater had already watched a childbirth, an intrauterine resuscitation due to fetal distress and—a first for her—manual removal of the placenta. Her reaction at the end of the shift? “I knew I was in...Read more
Issy Dunn is recognized as a Kingston Health Sciences Centre employee by a typical ID badge but two small pins attached to the badge—a rainbow pride flag and a button reading “they/them”—also help to identify Issy as nonbinary (or genderqueer), a term for persons who don’t pigeonhole themselves as solely...Read more