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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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Kingston retirement home fails to comply with COVID-19 guidelines

A local retirement home has been served by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health for failing to comply with Ministry of Health guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to KFL&A Public Health’s list of enforcement actions resulting in tickets, summons or closures, Kingsdale Chateau retirement home,

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Live music not allowed on patios in KFL&A

After confusion – and upset from local musicians and local music fans – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has reiterated that live music is not allowed during Stage 2 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening. When it was initially announced that the KFL&A region, along with the

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City’s taskforce bringing family doctor shortage to the Ministry of Health

The Kingston Area Health Care Taskforce is preparing an appeal to the Ministry of Health to make it easier for family doctors to practice in Kingston.  “Kingston’s had a family physician issue for as long as I can remember,” said Dr. Veronica Legnini, who has been practicing family medicine in

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Province introduces new travel restrictions for health care employees

Health care workers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are now subject to out-of-province health care restrictions, the Kingstonist has learned.  The restrictions apply to all staff, physicians, residents, learners and volunteers, along with vendors and contractors. Christine Maloney, communications officer for KHSC, said this is in compliance with updated

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KHSC to resume scheduled surgeries and procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has announced plans to gradually resume scheduled surgeries and procedures.  According to a release on Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020, KHSC will prioritize surgeries and procedures based on various criteria, including the condition of patients, risks associated with delaying treatment, and the availability of needed resources

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KFL&A Public Health clarifies COVID-19 data from Ministry of Health

According to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, a new case of COVID-19 reported by the Ontario Ministry of Health in the KFL&A region is, in fact, not within the region. On Friday, May 22, 2020, The Ministry of Health listed a new case of COVID-19 for the

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Surveillance testing taking place at long-term care homes in KFL&A

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with the long-term care homes in the region to assist surveillance testing at those facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after the recently-released Ontario Ministry of Health’s enhanced testing guidelines, meant to help protect the vulnerable populations living in

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Face masks and COVID-19: What you need to know

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all around the world have been using face masks, but what do we know about the different types of face masks and what they are useful for? Who should be using which kind? Should we order face masks online? In an attempt

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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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