First Kingston Health Sciences Centre website goes live

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Single, integrated website brings all KHSC programs and services under one digital roof.

Welcome to the first Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, designed to give patients and families what they need to have the best possible experience across our Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) sites.

This new website merges the content of the HDH and KGH legacy websites and reflects the integration of HDH and KGH into one academic health sciences centre in April 2017.  Towards that end, some key features of this revamped website are designed to portray programs and services across KHSC, including outpatient care at the HDH site and complex-acute and specialty care at the KGH site.  For example:

  • The Patient, Family and Visitors section captures all the information you will need to reach and have a comfortable visit at each of our sites, including directions, parking, food and retail services, visiting with patients and more.
  • The Care and Support Services menu is a comprehensive listing of all KHSC patient care programs and includes a handy alphabetized listing of programs and departments at both the HDH and KGH sites. 
  • Location widgets on individual program and service pages help to orient users of the website to ensure they know exactly where to go for a clinic appointment or other health care service.
  • This integrated website reflects KHSC’s commitment to serving the information needs of our Francophone community with many of the key sections translated into French.  Additional translated pages will be rolled out until the full site is available in French.  To view the French translation just hit the “English/French” toggle button in the upper right corner of any page.

“While we’re now one organization as KHSC, we know that patients and families will be following directions on appointment slips or come for urgent or emergency care at our physical hospital sites, either the HDH or KGH site,” says Matthew Manor, KHSC’s Digital and Creative Communications Advisor.

“Our single, integrated website brings all KHSC programs and services under one digital roof.  At the same time, it provides patients and families with the information they need to ensure they get to the right place for their care and to understand what their experience will be like when they arrive.

“Our goal is always to provide a website that’s easy to access and that allows patients and families to easily navigate our programs and services.  As always, the site is evolving to meet people’s needs, so we welcome feedback!”