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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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KHSC postponing elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is postponing all elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures and clinic visits until the demands of the third wave have lessened. After yesterday’s announcement, in the form of a memo to Ontario hospitals, from Ontario Health’s President and CEO, Matthew Anderson telling hospitals to “ramp down”

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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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New wave of COVID-19 cases at Queen’s

Update (Friday, Apr. 9, 2021): As of the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, three cases have been added to the Queen’s University COVID-19 dashboard. That brings the total number of new cases on campus this week to 36, and 249 cases on campus since the pandemic began. Original Article:

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Kingston doctor wins prestigious award for leadership in cancer research

A Kingston Doctor and Queen’s researcher has been recognized for her international leadership in cancer research. Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer has received the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding leadership in medical science. “The prestigious award recognizes a Canadian health researcher who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership paired with exceptional science,”

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Volunteers needed for clinical trial on autism-related disorders

A Kingston-based research study into a treatment for autism-related social disorders needs volunteers to move forward. The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is running a clinical trial for Autism under the leadership of Dr. Lucia Capano (KHSC-Hotel Dieu site) in conjunction with the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND)

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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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