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Music to our ears: New hearing device program formally approved

With several successful cases under its belt, an innovative new program is officially underway at Kingston Health Sciences Centre to restore hearing to many patients who can’t be treated with regular hearing aids.   The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) program in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Audiology/Speech Language Pathology at the HDH site has been approved to implant 10 BAHA devices each year.

Minister of Health visits KHSC

For the second time this year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre hosted the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as Dr. Helena Jaczek visited our KGH site on April 6.

Province announces new funding for hospitals in Southeastern Ontario

Patients and families across our region will soon benefit from additional funding for hospitals in Kingston and Brockville.

On March 23, MPP Sophie Kiwala held an event at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to announce that KHSC, Providence Care and Brockville General Hospital would be splitting an additional $11.6 million dollars in funding in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

New community exercise program launches for Cancer Centre patients

Exercise has been shown to have numerous positive benefits for patients with cancer, including improved quality of life as well as muscular and aerobic fitness. Now, a new partnership between the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSEO) and the YMCA of Kingston is making it easier than ever for patients to include physical activity as part of their care.

Epilepsy Centre set to grow

Starting next month, KHSC's Epilepsy Centre is set to grow the number of patients it can support, thanks to recent funding from the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The funding was announced in October as part of KHSC's designation as a District Epilepsy Centre. It will result in two additional beds opening this April, as well as the purchase of a mobile EEG monitoring unit that can be used throughout the hospital.

Historically, the KGH site had two beds to perform EEG monitoring – one adult bed and one pediatric bed.

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