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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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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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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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KHSC doctor clarifies hospital masking policy

A doctor from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has stepped forward to explain the hospital’s universal masking policy for patients, visitors and most hospital staff, announced last Friday, Jun. 12, 2020. Dr. Gerald Evans, the medical director for infection prevention and control at KHSC, said hospital staff have heard many

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KHSC patients, visitors, staff to wear masks beginning next week

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is asking all incoming patients, visitors and most staff to wear masks at the hospital starting Monday, Jun. 15, 2020.  “Anyone coming to KHSC for an outpatient clinic, procedure appointment or to visit will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on

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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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Police looking for man who returned from Florida, threatened hospital staff

Police are requesting public assistance to identify a man who uttered threats to staff at a local hospital after returning from Florida. According to police, the incident occurred on the evening of Friday, Mar. 20, 2020 at Hotel Dieu Hospital. The male in question allegedly stated that he owned/operated a

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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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Kingston’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre moves to Memorial Centre

The local COVID-19 Assessment Centre is relocating from the Hotel Dieu Hospital site to the Kingston Memorial Centre, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced today. The move is in partnership with Primary Health Care, Frontenac Paramedic Services, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and the City of Kingston, and

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KHSC reducing non-emergency procedures and visits

Beginning today, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is reducing the number of non-emergency procedures and visits it provides “in order to maximize resources and prioritize services” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The services being reduced include elective surgeries, non-emergency procedures, and clinic visits. These measures will also allow the local hospitals

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Kingston man arrested after kicking service dog

A local man has been arrested and charged after he kicked a service dog in training without provocation in Kingston’s downtown core. The incident occurred on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019 when, at approximately 11:50 a.m., the accused man was walking eastbound on Princess Street at the intersection of Montreal Street.

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‘Dray’s Field of Dreams’ raises over $50k to help cystic fibrosis patients

For the first four years of his life, Drayden ‘Dray’ Brimble has been the inspiration behind the ‘Dray’s Field of Dreams’ fundraising events, organized by his family. Dray was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis within the first few months of his life. Four years ago, the Brimble family started fundraising through

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