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Seniors and childcare will be under one roof at new Providence Manor

Two local organizations are joining forces to provide new programs to both seniors and children alike.  Providence Care and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are opening a Y childcare centre in the new Providence Manor, tentatively opening in summer 2024. “If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is

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Providence Care activating more beds to ease pandemic stress on hospitals

A local hospital is adding 23 beds to help relieve pandemic-related pressures as COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate. The beds come from an April 2020 initiative that saw Providence Care Hospital convert many clinical and non-clinical spaces, making way for 200 new beds in areas such as consult

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St. Mary’s of the Lake site being equipped as acute care location

The former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site on Union Street is being prepared as an alternate location for health care services in the event of surging patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has identified St. Mary’s as the location of an alternate

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UHKF launches text-to-give campaign for Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, a global movement focused on giving in our communities, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is launching a new fundraising initiative. The text-to-give mobile giving campaign. will support area health care and is launching Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. For the month of December, Kingston and surrounding communities

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Transitional Care Centre will provide specialized services for the region

Providence Care has identified a gap in specialized services for aging, mental health and rehabilitation across the Southeast region of Ontario. As the region’s leading provider of these specialized care services, Providence Care is continuously looking at new and innovative ways to help enhance the quality of life for all

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Providence Manor resident’s conflicting COVID-19 test results being investigated

A resident of Providence Manor who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has subsequently tested negative. Nevertheless, Providence Care administration says it isn’t taking any chances and that all enhanced precautionary measures are still being taken. Providence Care initially received notification that a resident on Sydenham 4 at Providence Manor tested

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UHKF hosting online silent auction in support of Kingston hospitals

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) Benefit Dinner had to be cancelled in March. With the Benefit Dinner serving as one of the Foundation’s larger annual fundraisers, the blow was a difficult one to take, especially during a time when support for local hospitals

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KFL&A Public Health confirms COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility in region

A long-term care facility within the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, KFL&A Public Health confirmed on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020. According to Cathy Szabo, President and CEO of Providence Care, a staff member at Providence Manor tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday,

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KHSC reducing non-emergency procedures and visits

Beginning today, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is reducing the number of non-emergency procedures and visits it provides “in order to maximize resources and prioritize services” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The services being reduced include elective surgeries, non-emergency procedures, and clinic visits. These measures will also allow the local hospitals

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Warming and Counselling Centre opens in downtown Kingston

Anyone who has been outside over the past few days knows the cold weather is definitely here in Kingston. At the same time, a new Warming and Counselling Centre has opened in the city’s downtown core. Located at 235 Wellington Street, the centre is offering a place to warm up,

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