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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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Heroic efforts bring smiles to the faces of those fighting their own battles

Tony Stark once told Peter Parker, “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”  The team at Elite Window Cleaning proved once again on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021 that they are heroes with and without their suits. In what has become an annual tradition loved by many,

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Recent KFL&A COVID-19 cases and deaths connected to KGH outbreak

All current known active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the outbreak within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). According to Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, all nine of the current COVID-19 cases locally can

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KFL&A Public Health urges two weeks’ of Davies 5 unit attendees to get COVID-19 testing

After declaring a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has released information indicating that nearly two weeks’ worth of individuals who attended that unit should go get tested. In a press release issued on Friday, Jul.

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Vaccinations, variants, and an outbreak: A COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Update (Friday, Jul. 9, 2021): As of Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, one more secondary case has been detected as part of the current COVID-19 outbreak at the Davies 5 unit of KGH. This brings the total number of cases associated with that outbreak to 14 primary (seven staff members and

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KGH COVID-19 outbreak cases continue to rise

A COVID-19 outbreak declared on the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH) has risen to at least 12 cases as of Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021. Three new cases were detected on that date related to the outbreak, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. One

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kingston General Hospital

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site involving five new cases of the virus. KHSC made the announcement just after 5 p.m. on Monday, Jul 5, 2021, noting that the outbreak is on the Davies 5 unit at KGH. Currently,

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Creativity Studio Artists say thank you to Kingston healthcare workers

A pervasive sense of gratitude for the work of Kingston health services employees prompted a group of local artists to give back in the best way they know how; through their art. As ICUs in the GTA buckled under the third wave of the COVID-19Pandemic, the nine resident artists in

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Southeast Ontario health partners to adopt shared health information system

Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care have entered into an agreement, alongside four other hospital organizations in southeastern Ontario, with Cerner Corporation to implement a shared health information system (HIS), which includes electronic health records. Once implemented, the regional system supported by Cerner Millennium® will replace paper-based records,

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SnapCab introduces new mobile medical exam room at KHSC COVID-19 Assessment Centre

A Kingston-based manufacturer has used its COVID-19 pivot to create SnapCab Care, a mobile medical exam room created in collaboration with medical experts. Located in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, the exam room is an isolated pod connected to a semi-enclosed examination area that physicians can take advantage

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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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