Saving lives is the specialty of trauma experts at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and now they’re taking the basics of one of their most critical skills—stopping uncontrollable bleeding—directly to the public. The goal is to train people to act quickly in emergencies such as a mass shooting or explosive event.
“Uncontrolled bleeding...Read more
The worlds of physiotherapy and psychology might seem unrelated. However, one physiotherapist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) wants to find out if blending the two fields can lead to better patient care.
Kyle Vader has worked in the Chronic Pain Clinic at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of KHSC...Read more
An innovative clinic for patients of the ICU at Kingston Health Sciences Centre was recently recognized with an international award for its work in helping patients transition from the ICU back to their homes and community.
Known as the THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative award, this award recognizes up to...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The treatment approach, first used at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site in 2016, involves a keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a new prosthetic one that needs...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been successfully accredited by Accreditation Canada, signaling our success as a newly integrated organization in achieving almost 98 per cent compliance with close to 3,000 criteria for providing safe, high quality health services.
The accreditation decision comes after KHSC completed a comprehensive self-assessment lasting...Read more
Dave Canty is no stranger to wearing blue after 28 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and now three years as a volunteer at the KGH site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. For him, the colour serves one simple but important purpose: it’s an icebreaker.
Thanks to his OPP...Read more
In a conference room full of patients, families and health-care providers, a hush falls over the crowd as one by one special guests are called to the podium and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony, the first of its kind within hospital...Read more
Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will now benefit from a new technology that will cut their surgery time in half and help them recover more quickly. Known as the Abbott Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, this catheter is a first-of-its-kind technology that...Read more
A first-of-its-kind model of care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has the potential to be life-changing for individuals with vision loss that is untreatable medically, surgically or with standard eyeglasses.
The South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) has set its sights on boosting the safety, independence and quality...Read more