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Public Health: downtown, rural and mobile vaccination clinics in the works

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he wants to be able to administer 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region. “I think we could achieve that,” Dr. Moore said on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. “I’m trying to get to

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Province announces new surge capacity hospital beds for Kingston

Update: After publication, the Premier’s office sent a written statement in contradiction Monday’s annoucement. See update below The Ontario government has announced that Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will be among a handful of provincial healthcare facilities to receive new surge capacity beds in the coming weeks. As part of

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KHSC ‘maximizing readiness,’ will accommodate out-of-town patients

The CEO of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Dr. David Pichora, has confirmed that Kingston hospitals are preparing to receive transfers of out-of-town patients, part of a coordinated provincial effort to manage hospital capacity as COVID-19 case numbers rise.  “We’ve been talking about it with the Ministry since last summer.

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Local doctor appointed Executive VP, Medical, at Ontario Health

Kingston cardiologist and Queen’s University School of Medicine Vice-Dean Dr. Chris Simpson is taking on a new role with Ontario Health. Simpson has been appointed as Ontario Health’s Executive Vice-President, Medical, effective Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. “I’ll be the first doctor on the senior leadership team and will be bringing

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Public Health issues order for home and community care organizations

Update (Monday, Dec. 14, 2020): Today, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health issued a clarification regarding the Class Order for all owners and operators providing Community and Home Care Services. This order covers organizations that provide services in client homes and are under contract to provide services to

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Kingston-based company Novari Health enables online doctor visits

Kingston-based company Novari Health has made it possible for Ontario-based patients who don’t have a primary care physician, or are unable to see their own physician, to “see” a family physician virtually for non-COVID-19 related health issues. “Access to primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a problem for some

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