Over 50 per cent of people in developed countries will experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime.  Back pain is a common reason patients see their family practitioner and is responsible for more than half of opioid prescriptions. 

“Back pain can affect your ability to...Read more

For some families in Kingston, just the thought of getting their teenager booked for a COVID-19 vaccine is a daunting one. For some children, the sights and sounds of a mass-vaccination clinic can be just too overwhelming to navigate. For others, the sight of a needle can prompt a panic-attack....Read more

In Eastern Ontario, the Victoria Day long weekend serves as the unofficial start to the summer season. However, as many start to hit the highways to head to cottages; or take their ATVs, motorcycles, bikes and boats out for a spin, it also is the beginning of what KHSC’s medical...Read more

For Cindy Bolton and Ashley Hendry the COVID-19 pandemic began with a request – to create Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COVID Assessment Centre (AC) and have it open in less than a week. Four days after the initial ask, their team was operational, swabbing the first members of the...Read more

The numbers are well documented, but can still be staggering.

Over the course of the last year more than a million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19; nearly 25,000 have died.

In Ontario, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are bursting at the seams; at times, more than 800 people across the...Read more

A multidisciplinary team of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff were recently awarded a grand prize of $100,000 from Merck Canada and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge.

The competition challenged innovators to enhance the patient journey by reducing the length of time between diagnosis and treatment, especially for...Read more

While most of the discussion during Ontario’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on bed space for critically ill patients, hospitals across the province are working hard to increase the number of staff to care for them.  

“A hospital bed and equipment such as a ventilator are...Read more

As COVID’s third-wave runs rampant in Ontario, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across the province are bursting at the seams. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is stepping up to the plate to provide support by accepting critically ill COVID patients from other areas of the province, while increasing our critical care...Read more

In response to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is postponing all elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures and clinic visits until the demands of the third wave have lessened.

“Hospitals throughout the province have been asked by Ontario Health to ramp down...Read more

In its first year, KHSC @ Home – a partnership between Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Bayshore HealthCare – has helped over 230 people transition safely out of hospital by providing up to 16 weeks of care in their homes.

Early successes of KHSC @ Home include helping to...Read more