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Our journey towards Outstanding Care, Always.

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Over the past five-years, KGH has been on the move! Thanks to the support of our community and our many partners, as well as everyone who works, learns and volunteers at KGH, we have been transforming the patient experience and our organization on every level.
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More new beds arrive at KGH

KGH Porting staff help move new Hill-Rom Advanta 2 beds into patient care areas throughout the hospital.
KGH environmental services staff prepare new Hill-Rom Advanta 2 beds for roll-out to patient care areas throughout the hospital.

115 new hospital beds are rolling into Kingston General Hospital. The first shipment of 105 arrived back in March and this second shipment is part of a plan to replace about 400 beds at KGH over the next few years. Read More about More new beds arrive at KGH

3-D imaging opening up opportunities in patient care and clinical practice

Dr Amer Johri of the KGH Research Institute emonstrates the use of a portable hand-held ultrasound at a patient's bedside.

Just as 3-D technologies are revolutionizing the worlds of entertainment and printing, the power of 3-D imaging is transforming health care. For Dr. Read More about 3-D imaging opening up opportunities in patient care and clinical practice

Campaign launched for new MRI machine

KGH’s only MRI machine is housed on Kidd 1 where it runs at full capacity trying to keep up with high demand. A second hospital MRI would help cut wait times and improve the quality of care.

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine is one of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment in the hospital. It supports the care of all types of patients, ranging from complex cancer, cardiac and pediatric patients, to the hockey player who hurt a knee during a game of shinny. Read More about Campaign launched for new MRI machine

UHKF unveils new fundraising event

For three decades, the annual Black Tie Evening was a signature way for people in the community to come out and support Kingston General Hospital. But this year, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is excited to put something new on the menu. Read More about UHKF unveils new fundraising event

KGH researchers part of groundbreaking discovery

Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University researchers are part of a groundbreaking international study that has shown that starting – or continuing – to take Aspirin before non-cardiac surgery as a way to protect the heart after surgery is ineffective and, in some cases, harmful. Read More about KGH researchers part of groundbreaking discovery

KGH to be home to new outpatient mental health program

The new outpatient program in the Burr wing will be open to mental health patients during weekdays.

A new space in the Burr wing here at Kingston General Hospital will soon be the home to an outpatient treatment program for mental health patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital. The Intensive Transitional Treatment Program (ITTP) will provide the space and staff to support patients as they move back into the community and their day-to-day lives. Read More about KGH to be home to new outpatient mental health program

A provincial first for our cardiac program

Assistant Deputy Minister Susan Fitzpatrick (right) from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care presented the Certificate of Accreditation to KGH. (From left) Colleen Londry, Chief  Sonographer, CEO Leslee Thompson, Dr. Anthony Sanfilippo and Julie Caffin, Program Operational Director, Cardiac and Emergency.

The Echocardiography Lab at Kingston General Hospital is a busy place, performing roughly 7,000 tests per-year, each one requiring different specialties and skill levels. Recently the Cardiac Care Network (CCN) of Ontario was here to watch the team in action as part of its new accreditation program. Read More about A provincial first for our cardiac program

KGH prepares for road construction around the hospital this spring

Call it a sign of things to come. A construction crew works on Stuart Street a few months ahead of the infrastructure renewal project set to go this spring.

With all of the snow on the ground, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring is on its way, but Kingston General Hospital along with the City of Kingston and Queen’s University are busy planning for construction season. Read More about KGH prepares for road construction around the hospital this spring

New non-urgent patient transfer service up and running

Community Patient Transfer Group Attendants Tyler Savage and Lindsay Raison prepare to pick up a patient in need of a non-urgent transfer from KGH.
A few vehicles from the Community Patient Transfer Group parked at KGH to facilitate non-urgent patient transfers.

Thousands of patients arrive and leave Kingston General Hospital each year with the help of a non-urgent patient transfer service (NUPT) and a new system has been put in place to handle these transfers across the Southeast region. It is the first of its kind in Ontario. Read More about New non-urgent patient transfer service up and running

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