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KHSC postponing elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is postponing all elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures and clinic visits until the demands of the third wave have lessened. After yesterday’s announcement, in the form of a memo to Ontario hospitals, from Ontario Health’s President and CEO, Matthew Anderson telling hospitals to “ramp down”

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New temporary hospital site ready to go, if needed

A new 70-bed facility is ready and waiting on standby if needed, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The unveiling was made on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 2021. The facility would provide care for non-COVID, and medically stable patients who would still require clinical support before discharge. It

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KHSC, KFL&A Public Health mitigate uncertainty in vaccine supply

Kingston Health Sciences Centre has confirmed that, as of Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the first 1,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in the region have been administered. As per provincial guidelines, KHSC gave the vaccines to individuals in the first priority group in long-term care and high-risk retirement

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KHSC ‘maximizing readiness,’ will accommodate out-of-town patients

The CEO of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Dr. David Pichora, has confirmed that Kingston hospitals are preparing to receive transfers of out-of-town patients, part of a coordinated provincial effort to manage hospital capacity as COVID-19 case numbers rise.  “We’ve been talking about it with the Ministry since last summer.

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KHSC responds to provincial government lockdown measures

On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) released a statement in response to the provincial government lockdown measures which go into effect on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. “We welcome the measures government is taking in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and prevent hospitals from

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Provincial government announces new Ontario Health Team for Kingston region

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, the Ontario government announced the approval of 13 new Ontario Health Teams across the province, one of which will be serving the Kingston region. The Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Team will serve Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, including Kingston, Greater Napanee, and the surrounding rural

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Provincial government announces major new investment in KHSC

The provincial government has announced major new funding for Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, annouced on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that the Ontario Ministry of Health will provide $18,798,500 to KHSC to operate up to 100 additional transitional care beds, 45 additional hospital

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Behind the scenes at Kingston’s COVID-19 assessment centre

On Saturday, Sep. 26, 2020, Kingston’s Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre (AC) opened at its new location at the Beechgrove Complex, near King St. and Portsmouth Ave. The facility is more dynamic than the former Leon’s Centre and Memorial Centre locations, with more indoor waiting space, and separate lines for symptomatic

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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All patients in quarantined KGH wing test negative for COVID-19: KHSC

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) says all patients in a quarantined Kingston General Hospital unit have been tested for COVID-19 and are confirmed negative at this time. As previously reported, KHSC placed the Davies 5 patient care unit at its Kingston General Hospital site under quarantine after a staff member

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KHSC to resume scheduled surgeries and procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has announced plans to gradually resume scheduled surgeries and procedures.  According to a release on Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020, KHSC will prioritize surgeries and procedures based on various criteria, including the condition of patients, risks associated with delaying treatment, and the availability of needed resources

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Further visitor restrictions being implemented at KHSC sites

Beginning on Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will be implementing further restrictions on visitors within its Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital sites. According to KHSC, only essential visitors will be permitted. That includes those who have a loved one who is dying or very

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