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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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Two Kingston pharmacies now offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Update (Friday, Nov. 27, 2020): Two more pharmacies in Kingston and the area are now offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing: The Med+ Pharmacy at 277 Bath Road, and the Loyalist Pharmacy – Pharmasave at 200 Speers Boulevard. Original article: Kingstonians who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, but require testing

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KHSC testing virtual at-home care for recovering patients

In an effort to prepare for surges in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals everywhere are looking for strategies to manage their patient capacity. Now, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is one of six hospital organizations taking part in a national study on remote patient care following surgery. “There may

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Frontline workers petitioning to keep free parking at hospitals during pandemic

Sascha Davis had never had to pay for parking at her job in her life… That is, until she started working for Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in December of 2010. At first she was paying $10 per shift, then $15 per shift, then $20 per shift, just so she could

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Local volunteers helping front-line healthcare workers find housing options

Kingston’s front-line healthcare workers are facing unprecedented stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but finding housing to protect their family as they self-isolate between shifts shouldn’t be an additional stressor. That’s precisely what Kingston Housing for Healthcare Workers is aiming to facilitate. Knowing that local healthcare providers will be working

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Patrick Pidgeon Memorial Fundraiser aims to support first responders

He was a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and a correctional officer. He was a husband, a father, a friend, and a colleague. In short, Patrick Pidgeon was a hero, who died doing what had become his vocation: helping others in times of need. On July

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