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Healthcare workers at KHSC require full COVID-19 vaccination

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced today that everyone who works, learns and volunteers at any KHSC location will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 22, 2021. “As the tertiary hospital organization for southeastern Ontario, it is our ethical and professional duty to take this necessary step

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Dr. Guan: Covid’s fourth wave has begun, get the vaccine

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in the region and vaccination is the best protection you can have — These were two of the main takeaways from a press call with Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A)

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KHSC healthcare workers less than 75 per cent compliant with COVID-19 immunization policy

In late July, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the governing body overseeing two of the largest hospitals in Kingston, announced plans for instituting a “COVID-19 immunization policy.” Those plans allowed healthcare workers at KHSC hospitals and sites to opt for one of three options by no later than Friday, Jul.

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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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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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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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Local artist needs community’s support to win $25,000 for KGH NICU

Kingston-based artist Linda Samuels has a painting in the running to win a $25,000 prize for Kingston General Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Artists from across Canada are competing to win a significant donation to the healthcare facility of their choice, and the first place winner will be chosen

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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CUPE: Kingston hospital staff ‘exhausted and demoralized’ during pandemic

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is reporting that staff morale is low and stress is high at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued for nearly a year. Citing months of “gruelling long hours, critical staff shortages, and an environment where there is no

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Leading doctors answer questions about Kingston’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Following an announcement that Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) had administered its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, Kingstonist spoke with KHSC President & CEO Dr. David Pichora for more information on what to expect. Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, also

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Local St. Elizabeth Health Care staff members test positive for COVID-19

Update (Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.) According to St. Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health), the two staff members that tested positive for COVID-19 are Personal Support Workers (PSWs). The first tested positive on Saturday, Nov. 14, and last worked on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The second PSW tested

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