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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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Kingston’s frontline physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients during treatment and recovery

The month of May is celebrated as National Physiotherapy Month in Canada, highlighting the efforts and contributions of this profession to enable and support healthy living. While most people think about physiotherapists treating individuals with shoulder and back pain, physiotherapists working in both critical and acute care have a role unique

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Kingston community speaks out against child psychiatrist charged with historic sex crimes

Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a now retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who practiced within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University, was recently charged by the RCMP with two historical sex crimes. The crimes took place against a minor in Alberta between 1993 and 1994. This event has been a

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Kingston man defies the odds after beating rare heart cancer

A Kingston father of two young boys, diagnosed with a rare form of heart cancer in November 2020, is now recovering at home after undergoing six months of chemotherapy and lifesaving surgery by a Toronto heart surgeon.   Ross Mangan, 31, was rushed to Kingston General Hospital (KGH) after he fainted

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Napanee woman shares video diary from KGH COVID ward

A video taken Friday, Apr. 30, 2021: The screen shows my friend, a slightly older girl I looked up to in my preteens — sweet, vivacious and oh so cool. But here she is pale, her skin somehow stretched thin, an oxygen tube in her nose, as she lay in

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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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KFL&A COVID-19 cases ‘trending in right direction,’ but ‘the virus is everywhere in our region’

Update (Friday, Apr. 23, 2021)On Friday, Apr. 23, 2021, KFL&A Public Health informed the media that Dr. Moore was advised that there are no updates on vaccine allocations during a meeting between Public Health and the Ministry of Health on the afternoon of Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Public Health will

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KHSC transferring patients out to make space for COVID-19 patients

In front of Kingston General Hospital and on the shore of Lake Ontario, a flurry of activity continues to take place as patients from COVID-19 hotspots in eastern Ontario are transferred to Kingston for treatment. There, ambulances from Ornge, Toronto, Durham, Lakeridge and York Region – including the above multi-patient

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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