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Time interval for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine extended

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, has extended the time interval of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines up to 16 weeks. In a media release, dated Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021, KFL&A Public Health said this extension was made in order to increase the number of individuals

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‘Multi-stakeholder working group’ will advocate to bring family doctors to Kingston

City Council voted Tuesday night to support the establishment of a multi-stakeholder working group to advocate for the Kingston region’s designation as a high-need community for family physicians with the Ministry of Health. “This stakeholder group will work closely with a newly formed Ontario Health Team on a regional approach

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MOH, OPP assisting in investigation of suspected ransomware attack at Kingston hospital

A number of government agencies are assisting in the investigation into a suspected ransomware attack at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, according to the Ministry of Health. “The Ministry of Health is aware of a potential REvil Ransomware incident at Kingston Health Science Centre. Kingston Health Science Centre is continuing to

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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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Details from the LDSB on the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

Following a special meeting of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, The Kingstonist interviewed Board Director Krishna Burra. The interview took place on a packed news day, with two other major developments in Ontario education on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. In the early afternoon, Ontario’s

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City: Residents without doctors urged to register with Health Care Connect

Right now, people are thinking about their health a lot more than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but what about those in Kingston who are currently looking for a family doctor? The number of those without access to a family healthcare team is larger than you might think. As

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Kingston Health Coalition sounds alarm on long-term care worker crisis

The Kingston Health Coalition is raising the alarm alongside its provincial counterpart in asking the province to change funding levels, create minimum standards of care, and provide additional support in responding to violent and aggressive residents. The calls for change come as the Ontario Health Coalition is releasing a report

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‘Low risk’ for novel coronavirus in community, public health officials say

Although there are two cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada – one confirmed and one presumptive – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is advising local residents that the risk of the virus in our community is still low. The new (or ‘novel’) virus was identified

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