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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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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all KHSC visitors

All individuals visiting inpatients at Kingston General Hospital or Hotel Dieu Hospital will soon be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) said this new policy is part of their continued effort to protect patients, families and staff, and that the policy will go

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Local hospitals preparing for surge in pediatric patients

As children return to school for the fall term, hospitals within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are ramping up training for pediatric nursing due to an expected increase in pediatric patients. According to KHSC, Registered Nurses at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) who generally work with

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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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KHSC staff feel left out from ‘free’ parking spots

A free parking program between the City of Kingston designed for staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre doesn’t appear to be all it was cracked up to be. According to hospital employee sources who wish to remain anonymous, staff received an email advising them of the passes and where to

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KHSC reminds of services available during stay-at-home order

On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) released a statement in regards to accessing health care services during the Ontario stay-at-home order which began on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. KHSC says their priority remains providing acute care and critical care, including scheduled outpatient appointments which continue as

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Update – Resolved: KHSC investigating possible cyber-security incident

Update (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020): According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the interruption to online access at the institution’s sites is now resolved. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, KHSC provided an update on the cyber attack situation that began the day before. “Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has completed

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United Way Coat Drive seeking donations of adult coats for those in need

With winter just around the corner, staying warm and safe is a necessity. According to the United Way, many community members rely on donated items to help keep them warm, but with this year’s current pandemic, getting these items to individuals presents new challenge. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and

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Hotel Dieu Hospital marks 175 years with ‘visible and virtual’ events

The Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is marking 175 years serving the Kingston community. According to a media release from KHSC dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in September 1845, a notice started appearing in the Kingston Chronicle and Gazette stating that “The Hotel Dieu”

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KHSC reminds community of critical visitor policy

As reports of positive cases of COVID-19 increase across the province, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is urging the community to adhere to its visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, staff and the public at large. According to a release from KHSC dated Thurday, Sept. 17,

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre ready to increase outpatient clinic visits

The Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KCHC) is increasing its in-person outpatient clinic visits starting today, Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020. Though HDH has been maintaining 80 per cent of their volume through the pandemic, only 40 per cent of those appointments were being conducted

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