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
The Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) have announced that Dr. Kirk Leifso of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is a recipient of their inaugural COVID Leadership Award. Dr. Leifso is Kingston’s only pediatric infectious disease expert, and is being recognized for his ongoing commitment to patients, colleagues and residents during the...Read more
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Monday, Sept. 28, 2020
KINGSTON, Ont. – Queen’s University announced that it has entered into a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc., for the development and commercialization of gene therapy for GM2 gangliosidoses.
The GM2 gangliosidoses are a group of degenerative/inflammatory diseases...Read more
Once again, the KGH Auxiliary at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has shot past its fundraising goal for its annual Teddy Bear Campaign, raising more than $32,600—well beyond its $25,000 target—to purchase carbon dioxide monitors for the KHSC Pediatrics program.
Most of the...Read more
With the help of his friends in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Santa Claus paid an early to Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital site (KGH) to deliver some Christmas cheer.
He arrived in style on a Ch-146 Griffon helicopter with help from the 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron...Read more
Five years of collaborative planning and learning between Clinical Nutrition and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has resulted in the opening of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) first milk lab, a central location on Kidd 5 for the storage, clean preparation, and nutritional fortification of fresh expressed breast milk,...Read more
The Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up another successful Teddy Bear Campaign this past holiday season, raising tens of thousands of dollars to help purchase patient care equipment for the pediatric program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
“Thanks to the generosity of donors across KHSC and our community, we...Read more
With plenty of goodwill to go around, and smiles to spare, Kingstonians rallied around this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign to raise some serious (cookie) dough for the region’s tiniest patients: a record $108,391.
“Could Smile Cookie break the six-figure mark, locally, was the question on everyone’s mind,” says...Read more
For the third straight year a team of caped crusaders proved that even superheroes have to do their chores. On August 2, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America literally swung by to clean windows and bring smiles to pediatric patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s KGH site....Read more
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare; their child is in hospital and suffers a heart attack or stops breathing. A new initiative being rolled out in Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is looking to avoid that by detecting early warning signs of decline in young patients sooner than ever before.
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