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KHSC specialists take part in eConsult project

It’s not unusual for a visit to a family physician to end in a referral to a specialist in the quest for more information or treatment for a health concern.  These days, long wait lists mean it may take some time before the patient actually sees that specialist.  A new pilot project in our region is aiming to reduce or eliminate that wait. 

Province announces funding boost for KHSC

Patients and families in Southeastern Ontario will soon be benefitting from a focus on healthcare in the 2017 Provincial budget. Recently unveiled at Queen’s Park, the budget guaranteed a minimum two per cent increase in base funding for each hospital in Ontario. It also included an increase of 3.8 percent in total healthcare spending.

Special week honours unseen heroes of public safety

Communication Officer at her work station

You may never want to hear Anita Pearce’s (left) voice at the other end of the line but if you do, listen closely.  She could save your life.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre officially launched

After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital have now joined together to create Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The new hospital corporation became an official legal entity on Saturday, April 1.

“This is an exciting time for everyone at both hospitals and for health care in Kingston,” says inaugural President and CEO Dr. David Pichora. “Together, our two hospitals will be able to make the most of our shared resources to deliver better access to care and provide our communities a broader range of services close to home.”

A sight to see: Hotel Dieu Hospital welcomes more than 100 refugees to one-day vision screening blitz

Dr. ten Hove with Syrian patient

You could say that refugee families in our community now have a better focus on their new home thanks to a one-day vision screening blitz at Hotel Dieu Hospital that provided eye care to more than 100 recently settled Syrian children and adults.

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