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Update: Outbreak over – COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kingston General Hospital

Update (Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021):According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the COVID-19 outbreak at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Davies 3 Unit, declared on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, has now ended. “The Outbreak Management Team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), in consultation with KFL&A Public Health, has declared

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Why Ontario had to transfer thousands of Toronto COVID-19 patients to other cities’ hospitals

You can learn a lot from a crisis. During Ontario’s COVID-19 pandemic, over 2,500 patients have required transfer from Toronto to receive life-saving care in other cities. The egress of COVID-19 patients from Toronto began in mid-November 2020, when the Ontario government activated the GTA Hospital Incident Management System. Transfers

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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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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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Temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open at St. Lawrence College

In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing following the recent community outbreak, Kingston Health Sciences Centre says it is opening a Temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre which will operate in the parking lot at St. Lawrence College, starting on Sunday June 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. KHSC requests that

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