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Queen’s students create fundraiser for COVID-19 devastation in India

A small group of South Asian students at Queen’s University, with the support of Queen’s International Students Working Group (ISWG), has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund grassroots work in India amidst the current devastation caused by COVID-19. Since mid-April, news coming out of India has highlighted a

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Province announces new surge capacity hospital beds for Kingston

Update: After publication, the Premier’s office sent a written statement in contradiction Monday’s annoucement. See update below The Ontario government has announced that Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will be among a handful of provincial healthcare facilities to receive new surge capacity beds in the coming weeks. As part of

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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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KFL&A Public Health shares COVID-19 community update

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has released a COVID-19 community update heading into the holiday season. Data for the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is trending in a good direction, he said, as the area heads into the Christmas and New Year Holidays,

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Ontario, KFL&A Public Health region, go into lockdown on Boxing Day

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will join the rest of Southern Ontario on Boxing Day in a 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. “This difficult action is without a doubt necessary to save lives and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Ontario Premier

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Dr. Moore provides update on COVID-19 outbreaks, hospitalizations

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore released a status update on several COVID-19 outbreaks in the community on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. “We name these not to lay blame or to shame anyone, but just to let people know the level of activity in the community,” Dr. Moore

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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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St. Mary’s of the Lake site being equipped as acute care location

The former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site on Union Street is being prepared as an alternate location for health care services in the event of surging patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has identified St. Mary’s as the location of an alternate

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