A sight for sore eyes: Bright and shiny, HDH eye clinic re-opens after fire

After a eight-week shutdown due to a fire in July, the Mary Alice 1 (MA-1) Emergency Eye Clinic at our Hotel Dieu Hospital site reopened today looking brighter than ever.  Even better, it weathered the temporary closure without cancelling a single patient.

Fire damage made it impossible to use the seven MA-1 exam lanes, which meant ramping up volumes—50 to 100 extra patients daily—in two already-busy clinics on Level 6 at the HDH site.

Where to go for care this Labour Day holiday weekend

Kingston Health Sciences Centre wishes you a safe and healthy Labour Day holiday weekend.  Please note:

Our Pediatric Urgent Care (walk-in) Clinic at the HDH site is closed Monday, September 2.

All eyes on new digital technology in ophthalmology program

It’s not often that new technology checks off the big priorities at Kingston Health Sciences Centre all at once but the launch of an advanced digital slit lamp in Ophthalmology is doing exactly that.

In an ocular exam, a slit lamp is vital equipment because it magnifies and illuminates parts of the eye to help detect abnormalities such as cataracts, corneal ulcers or macular degeneration.  Typically, a diagnosis results from the use of the slit lamp and physician’s naked eye alone.    

"We’re better together,” says new Lead for Patient- and Family-Centred Care at KHSC

Angela Morin was deeply bothered when she watched a dear friend sit for three long hours, in terrible pain, in a hospital waiting room 9 years ago.

“I thought ‘how can this be happening,’” she recalls.  “Everything was revolving around the hospital and its processes, not my suffering friend. When she passed away, I considered becoming a patient advocate but realized that would only be about navigating a broken system instead of actually fixing it.”

Special week honours the unseen heroes of KHSC

Over the telephone Matt Green can talk you through delivering a baby, performing CPR or preventing someone from choking to death.  He starts by answering your 911 call for an ambulance but he could end up saving the life of someone you love.

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