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Street Health Centre to provide ultrasound services for vulnerable population

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has partnered with the Street Health Centre (SHC) and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) to bring more support to vulnerable populations in Kingston. The partnership will deliver ultrasound imaging at SHC’s Barrack Street site rather than at the hospital. This collaboration will bring care

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COVID-19 data reporting, current outbreaks, Homecoming, and flu shots: Dr. Guan’s final update to the KFL&A community

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, provided his final regular COVID-19 update to the local media on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. “This will be my last COVID-19 update in the acting MOH role, I believe. Next week, Dr.

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Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Maple Country Home & Farm

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at Maple Country Home & Farm Ltd. at 3851 Davidson Side Road, Inverary. “KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Maple Country Home & Farm on Monday, October 4, 2021, through to Saturday, October 10,

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Generous donation helps ‘generate’ more consistent services for Lakelands Family Health Team

Two community medical clinics in Lennox and Addington have been provided with generators in order to continuously supply residents with quality, necessary medical care and community needs. During these extraordinary times, area residents are increasingly aware of the importance of access to dependable health care, according to a release from

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Community COVID-19 outbreak declared on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

“Those considered high-risk for exposure will be contacted by HPEPH. Low-risk contacts were sent this letter by email. The school remains open,” The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board said on Twitter. View a copy of that letter below. Original article: A community outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared

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Kingston woman raising funds and awareness for rare, silent syndrome

For the first 16 years of her life, Ashley Clark was unaware she had a congenital disorder. She loved to sing and play the ukulele, and admits to being a Disney geek and Broadway devotee. Clark’s mother only had one concern that warranted a doctor’s visit: the absence of menstruation.

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Over 50 KHSC staff placed on unpaid, indefinite leave

After enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination policy resulted in 136 staff members placed on unpaid leave from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), 59 of those individuals have now been placed on an indefinite unpaid leave. KHSC originally placed the staff members who would not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a

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Mobile Pap Party clinics provide cervical screening for those without family doctor

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is October 24-30, and to help encourage cervical cancer screening members of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSEO), in partnership with Queen’s University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology program, are hitting the road for the annual Pap Party pop-up cervical cancer screening clinics. “For

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LTC homes in Hastings-L&A to receive over $3M in government funding

Long-term care homes across the province will be able to provide more direct care for patients due to new funding, according to the Ontario Government. Up to $270 million will be provided to long-term care homes across the province this year to increase staffing levels. This includes $3,141,824 for long-term

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Providence Transitional Care Centre now accepting referrals

The first 30 bed unit in Providence Care’s Transitional Care Centre is now operational. Patients can be referred to the Transitional Care Centre, located in the Gibson Wing at the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, not only from acute care hospitals and emergency departments, but also family doctors,

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Kingston massage therapist found guilty of assault, not guilty of sexual assault

(Content Warning: this article includes a description of the offence which may be upsetting to readers. Reader discretion is advised.) Local Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Coel Francis Findlay, has been found guilty of assault, but not guilty of sexual assault. The decision, released Friday, Sep. 17, 2021, was made by

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