Out of a heartbreaking tragedy, the suicide death of a 21-year-old son, brother and friend, has come a heartwarming initiative involving the Quinte Humane Society that supports people who have experienced a serious health issue called psychosis that affects the brain and significantly changes the way a person thinks and...Read more
While psychiatry, nursing, social work and occupational therapy are the common inpatient services available to people admitted to Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Mental Health Program at the Kingston General Hospital site, more therapeutic programming is being offered by dietitians, spiritual care workers and community partners such as Peer...Read more
The Students Overcoming Anxiety and Rebuilding (SOAR) program is designed to help students in grades five through eight build their emotional awareness. For the past five years, through programming such as art workshops, it has also helped Dr. Jennifer Davidson, a psychologist in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Child &...Read more
Last year when Cindy Bolton, in her role as Director of Community Partnerships at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), walked into the first Youth Mental Health Services Planning Day in Kingston, she knew very few people besides the people from the United Way and the Maltby Centre with whom she...Read more
Every year, up to 20 secondary-school students from the Limestone District School Board enroll in the LINKS program, an alternative classroom designed to help youth who are unable to attend school due, in large part, to the complex mental health issues they experience.
The program is attended four half-days a...Read more
As the volume of people presenting with a mental health crisis steadily ramps up in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), a new pilot project aimed at managing capacity and improving flow for these patients is quickly yielding positive results.
“Over the past six years we’ve seen...Read more
Dr. Chris Evans is no stranger to traumatic injuries. In fact, as the head of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) trauma service, he sees the impact they can have on patients and families every day. But a new study is shining the light on the long-lasting effects of trauma that...Read more
Beginning on Monday, April 30 the Burr Wing entrance on King Street will be re-opened for access. Patients, visitors and staff will be able to resume access to the Burr Wing from King Street as well do patient drop off at this entrance.
In addition, traffic flow along O'Kill Street will...Read more