Design and development milestone reached for the Centre for Patient-Oriented Research at KGH
Researchers at Kingston General Hospital will soon have a dedicated space for their investigations and collaborations. Early design and development stages of the $5.7 million, 10,000 square-foot W.J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research have been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Construction tendering will begin in November, 2015, with the centre expected to open by August, 2016. The facility will provide hospital-based investigators and their patient research subjects with a dedicated space for ground-breaking studies that enhance prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and advance patient care.
“The Centre for Patient-Oriented Research at KGH will provide a much-needed, custom-designed environment that will bring researchers and patients together in a multidisciplinary setting, says Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice-President, Health Sciences Research at KGH. “It will enable the development of new treatments and treatment guidelines, new diagnostic tests and procedures, which will ultimately result in improved patient care, within Kingston and beyond.”
This new facility will push KGH and the southeastern Ontario community into new spheres of provincial, national and international research recognition. And as KGH takes its place among the top research hospitals, members of our community will be the immediate beneficiaries of the patient-oriented research conducted within which will work to improve disease prevention outcomes, diagnosis and treatment. Community members will also have the opportunity to take part in experimental trials that will allow for game-changing discoveries in health. The centre will increase clinical research space by 25 per cent and will be large enough to support the hospital’s research program for the next five to 10 years.