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Pilot project improves capacity, patient flow in Emergency Department

As the volume of people presenting with a mental health crisis steadily ramps up in our Emergency Department, a new pilot project aimed at managing capacity and improving flow for these patients is quickly yielding positive results.

Coat Drive spreads warmth and our mission across the community

Living our mission of compassion and caring for others has translated into a warmer winter for hundreds in our community this year, good news given that the number of people in need of warm winter clothing seems to keep ramping up.

Holidays bring reduced hours for KHSC retail services

Over the next few weeks various patient and retail services at both the HDH and KGH sites of Kingston Health Sciences Centre will be running on reduced and/or slightly changed hours.  Please make note of the following changes:

Urgent & Emergency care

• HDH site:  The Urgent Care Centre is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.  The walk-in Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 31. 

• KGH site:  The Emergency Department is open 24/7 for all life-threatening injuries and illnesses. 

Where to go for care this holiday season

As we head into the busy holiday season Kingston Health Sciences Centre urges people to know their options for accessing health care before they head to the Emergency Department, which can be very crowded at this time of year caring for patients with influenza and seasonal injuries.

To ensure that our Emergency teams can continue to provide the highest-level of care to the sickest individuals in our region, please see the information below regarding where you can access the appropriate medical care this holiday season.

Awards recognize excellence in providing patient and family-centred care

Patients, families and staff once again have an opportunity to honour the caregivers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) through  two special awards.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Exceptional Healer: Patient and Family-Centred Physician Excellence Award and the  Exceptional Healer: Patient and Family-Centred Nurse Excellence Award .

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