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KHSC opening extra space for patients after reports of unsanctioned parties

After reports of unsanctioned Homecoming celebrations planned for this weekend, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has joined City Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police in putting plans in place to support increased demand on their services. Due to extremely high patient volumes, KHSC is urging everyone who plans on attending these

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Street Health Centre to provide ultrasound services for vulnerable population

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has partnered with the Street Health Centre (SHC) and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) to bring more support to vulnerable populations in Kingston. The partnership will deliver ultrasound imaging at SHC’s Barrack Street site rather than at the hospital. This collaboration will bring care

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Over 50 KHSC staff placed on unpaid, indefinite leave

After enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination policy resulted in 136 staff members placed on unpaid leave from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), 59 of those individuals have now been placed on an indefinite unpaid leave. KHSC originally placed the staff members who would not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a

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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all KHSC visitors

All individuals visiting inpatients at Kingston General Hospital or Hotel Dieu Hospital will soon be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) said this new policy is part of their continued effort to protect patients, families and staff, and that the policy will go

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Over 130 KHSC staff on unpaid leave after refusing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier this month, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced that everyone who works, learns and volunteers at any KHSC location will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated individuals had until Wednesday. Sept. 22, 2021, to provide proof of a first dose of the vaccine, or a documented medical

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Queen’s researchers’ discovery: Lyme Carditis can be deadly, but is more easily treated than we thought

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has detected three cases of Lyme Carditis in just the last two weeks and that is a major cause of concern, according to Dr. Adrian Baranchuk of Queen’s School of Medicine. Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that is

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Healthcare workers at KHSC require full COVID-19 vaccination

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced today that everyone who works, learns and volunteers at any KHSC location will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 22, 2021. “As the tertiary hospital organization for southeastern Ontario, it is our ethical and professional duty to take this necessary step

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Local hospitals preparing for surge in pediatric patients

As children return to school for the fall term, hospitals within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are ramping up training for pediatric nursing due to an expected increase in pediatric patients. According to KHSC, Registered Nurses at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) who generally work with

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Parents raising funds to help install webcams in KGH NICU

One local family and their steadfast supporters have begun on a mission to raise funds for webcams in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Patrick Kerr and his wife, Abigail, started the campaign, ‘Operation Hellping Hannah,’ raising funds to install webcams at all isolettes in

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KHSC researchers use genome testing to better understand COVID-19

Researchers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are working on an answer to a question that has surfaced many times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: Why does the virus seem to more seriously affect certain patients more than others? According to a release from KHSC, dated Thursday, Sept 2, 2021, the

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Province announces mandatory vaccination policies, third doses for vulnerable populations

High-risk settings will need to enforce mandatory vaccination policies, and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be made available for those at the highest risk due to the virus, according to the Province of Ontario. The announcement, made by Kingston’s own Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for

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KHSC healthcare workers less than 75 per cent compliant with COVID-19 immunization policy

In late July, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the governing body overseeing two of the largest hospitals in Kingston, announced plans for instituting a “COVID-19 immunization policy.” Those plans allowed healthcare workers at KHSC hospitals and sites to opt for one of three options by no later than Friday, Jul.

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