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KHSC healthcare workers to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

Healthcare workers at Kingston’s hospitals will have to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of July 2021, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported last week that over 80 per cent of those over the age

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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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KFL&A Public Health urges two weeks’ of Davies 5 unit attendees to get COVID-19 testing

After declaring a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has released information indicating that nearly two weeks’ worth of individuals who attended that unit should go get tested. In a press release issued on Friday, Jul.

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Creativity Studio Artists say thank you to Kingston healthcare workers

A pervasive sense of gratitude for the work of Kingston health services employees prompted a group of local artists to give back in the best way they know how; through their art. As ICUs in the GTA buckled under the third wave of the COVID-19Pandemic, the nine resident artists in

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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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Open letter to MPP Randy Hillier from local physicians

The following is an open letter from local physician Jeanette Dietrich, MD, CCFP, to Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier. The letter, dated Dec. 18, 2020, was originally co-signed by 41 local physicians. As of the date of this publication, an additional 52 physicians, both local and from across the country, have

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Frontline workers petitioning to keep free parking at hospitals during pandemic

Sascha Davis had never had to pay for parking at her job in her life… That is, until she started working for Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in December of 2010. At first she was paying $10 per shift, then $15 per shift, then $20 per shift, just so she could

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Local volunteers helping front-line healthcare workers find housing options

Kingston’s front-line healthcare workers are facing unprecedented stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but finding housing to protect their family as they self-isolate between shifts shouldn’t be an additional stressor. That’s precisely what Kingston Housing for Healthcare Workers is aiming to facilitate. Knowing that local healthcare providers will be working

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KHSC welcomes more than 20 physicians to Kingston

Over two dozen physicians have recently joined the team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) following a campaign to recruit highly trained doctors and specialist. The group of doctors are “all trained in various areas of medical specialities,” according to KHSC, and the influx of physicians is the result of

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