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

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. The designation is the highest award possible through the hospital accreditation program.

Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing health care and social services organizations against rigorous standards of excellence to identify what is...Read more

Long respected for its compassionate and culturally-sensitive approach to caring for Cree patients and families who travel to Kingston for medical treatment, Ininew Patient Services (IPS) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been honoured by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) with its 2022...Read more

For Dr. Leonie Herx, medical director of Palliative Care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, the myth she would like to bust the most about people receiving palliative care is that there is no hope for them.

The opposite is true says Dr. Herx, “Palliative care helps people live well and...Read more

Kingston Health Sciences Centre will soon be receiving over $45 million in funding following an announcement by Hastings-Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp earlier this week. For KHSC, the announcement included over $32 million to secure the continued operation of 95 patient beds, as well as 3.5 per cent boost...Read more

A charge nurse in busy outpatient clinics at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Julie Ballance has been pulling double duty lately as an Accreditation Ambassador, a role that makes her a key frontline resource as KHSC prepares for a week-long assessment April 25-29 that...Read more

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