Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Kingston Health Sciences Centre Kingston Health Sciences Centre is an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with Queen's University and is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario's leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KHSC serves almost 500,000 people through its Kingston facilities

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario's leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KHSC serves almost 500,000 people through its Kingston facilities

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Two KHSC employees are the latest winners of artworks generously donated by Creativity Studio artists at the Tett Centre...
07/30/2021

Two KHSC employees are the latest winners of artworks generously donated by Creativity Studio artists at the Tett Centre. Designed to thank hospital health care workers for their hard work during the pandemic, the art is being awarded in a series of staff draws this summer. This week, KHSC staffer Ben Dailleboust accepted original art from Michelle Reid (below). The second winner is Tarynn Bastedo who took home artwork donated by Alice Melo.

Two KHSC employees are the latest winners of artworks generously donated by Creativity Studio artists at the Tett Centre. Designed to thank hospital health care workers for their hard work during the pandemic, the art is being awarded in a series of staff draws this summer. This week, KHSC staffer Ben Dailleboust accepted original art from Michelle Reid (below). The second winner is Tarynn Bastedo who took home artwork donated by Alice Melo.

People of KHSC:  David CampbellCOVID-19 fatigue may be plaguing you these days but not David Campbell. The clinical ethi...
07/30/2021

People of KHSC: David Campbell

COVID-19 fatigue may be plaguing you these days but not David Campbell. The clinical ethicist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre actually lights up when you mention the pandemic.

“It may sound weird, but I’ve found it very exciting,” he says. “It has brought the most intense challenges I’ve ever faced as an ethicist and really amplified the importance of ethics in health care.”

As a clinical ethicist David is called in when patients, families and medical teams need guidance in ethically challenging situations such as end-of-life decisions, conflicting goals of care or difficult discharges. He helps people look at tough issues from all sides, consider pros and cons, and find resolutions or reasonable compromises. In a whirlwind of questions, voices, uncertainty and emotion he stands firm as a calm, neutral presence that works toward a fair result.

Small wonder that he has found the ethics of something as disruptive as COVID-19 fascinating, and why he has stepped up to take a leadership role in regional ethics groups during the pandemic.

“I’ve been involved in whole new levels of hospital decision-making, everything from considering how life-and-death decisions would be made if our ICU resources were overwhelmed to how we go about reducing elective surgeries fairly to finding the equitable ways of making exceptions to our family presence policies.

“Issues like prioritizing vaccines were incredibly complex because we had an extremely limited supply at first. The challenge with all of these issues was to develop a consistent and fair approach. It’s about having clear criteria, following the logic, staying firm and being able, at times, to say ‘no.’”

The job of an ethicist—pandemic or no pandemic—is not always easy, he says.

“Your recommendations won’t necessarily make everyone happy. And sometimes you have to watch people make bad decisions. But that’s their right. You can’t force people to do anything against their will.”

His own response to the business of ethics in general is rooted in the philosophy of Stoicism, which focuses simply on recognizing and accepting what we can change and what is beyond our control.

“You do the best you can, trust your judgement and, at the end of the day, you let it go.”

People of KHSC: David Campbell

COVID-19 fatigue may be plaguing you these days but not David Campbell. The clinical ethicist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre actually lights up when you mention the pandemic.

“It may sound weird, but I’ve found it very exciting,” he says. “It has brought the most intense challenges I’ve ever faced as an ethicist and really amplified the importance of ethics in health care.”

As a clinical ethicist David is called in when patients, families and medical teams need guidance in ethically challenging situations such as end-of-life decisions, conflicting goals of care or difficult discharges. He helps people look at tough issues from all sides, consider pros and cons, and find resolutions or reasonable compromises. In a whirlwind of questions, voices, uncertainty and emotion he stands firm as a calm, neutral presence that works toward a fair result.

Small wonder that he has found the ethics of something as disruptive as COVID-19 fascinating, and why he has stepped up to take a leadership role in regional ethics groups during the pandemic.

“I’ve been involved in whole new levels of hospital decision-making, everything from considering how life-and-death decisions would be made if our ICU resources were overwhelmed to how we go about reducing elective surgeries fairly to finding the equitable ways of making exceptions to our family presence policies.

“Issues like prioritizing vaccines were incredibly complex because we had an extremely limited supply at first. The challenge with all of these issues was to develop a consistent and fair approach. It’s about having clear criteria, following the logic, staying firm and being able, at times, to say ‘no.’”

The job of an ethicist—pandemic or no pandemic—is not always easy, he says.

“Your recommendations won’t necessarily make everyone happy. And sometimes you have to watch people make bad decisions. But that’s their right. You can’t force people to do anything against their will.”

His own response to the business of ethics in general is rooted in the philosophy of Stoicism, which focuses simply on recognizing and accepting what we can change and what is beyond our control.

“You do the best you can, trust your judgement and, at the end of the day, you let it go.”

Save time and stay safe.Available in English and French, the mobile screening tool only takes a few minutes to complete....
07/29/2021

Save time and stay safe.

Available in English and French, the mobile screening tool only takes a few minutes to complete.

Show proof of the online pre-screen and you can bypass the screening line and proceed directly to your appointment.

Save time and stay safe.

Available in English and French, the mobile screening tool only takes a few minutes to complete.

Show proof of the online pre-screen and you can bypass the screening line and proceed directly to your appointment.

Absolutely amazing! - We are so grateful for the support from our community. This gift will go a long way as we deliver ...
07/28/2021

Absolutely amazing! - We are so grateful for the support from our community. This gift will go a long way as we deliver breast cancer services to our region.

Yesterday, the rain didn’t stop the ladies at the Rose of Hope event from raising funds and awareness for breast cancer care!

UHKF is excited to announce that through the fantastic support of the Rose of Hope Golf Tournament, $270,000 was raised in support of breast cancer programs at Kingston Health Sciences Centre!

Thank you to the passionate committee members, the ladies of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, and the donors and supporters of this event! Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!

View the event photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=UHKFdn&set=a.5908303579244165

Last day to get your #COVID19 #vaccine in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George St.If you had an appointment on Th...
07/28/2021

Last day to get your #COVID19 #vaccine in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George St.

If you had an appointment on Thurs. or after, you will be contacted directly to reschedule at the Beechgrove site. You may also call 613-548-2376 or email [email protected] to reschedule.

Last day to get your #COVID19 #vaccine in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George St.

If you had an appointment on Thurs. or after, you will be contacted directly to reschedule at the Beechgrove site. You may also call 613-548-2376 or email [email protected] to reschedule.

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/37kQGA5 #Healthcar...
07/28/2021

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/37kQGA5 #Healthcare #YGK

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/37kQGA5 #Healthcare #YGK

As more people get vaxxed, demand is slowing. As a result, the Burr gym site will close on July 29. Those with appts. on...
07/27/2021

As more people get vaxxed, demand is slowing. As a result, the Burr gym site will close on July 29. Those with appts. on Thurs. or after will be contacted directly to reschedule at the Beechgrove site. You may also call 613-548-2376 or email [email protected].

As more people get vaxxed, demand is slowing. As a result, the Burr gym site will close on July 29. Those with appts. on Thurs. or after will be contacted directly to reschedule at the Beechgrove site. You may also call 613-548-2376 or email [email protected].

See our latest #Kingston, Ontario job and click to apply: Environmental Services Assistant - Temporary Part-Time https:/...
07/24/2021

See our latest #Kingston, Ontario job and click to apply: Environmental Services Assistant - Temporary Part-Time https://bit.ly/3iKUQq8 #Healthcare #YGK

See our latest #Kingston, Ontario job and click to apply: Environmental Services Assistant - Temporary Part-Time https://bit.ly/3iKUQq8 #Healthcare #YGK

The District #Epilepsy Centre at #myKHSC enables patients to receive care closer to home. Reid Gladman had brain surgery...
07/23/2021

The District #Epilepsy Centre at #myKHSC enables patients to receive care closer to home. Reid Gladman had brain surgery last summer to remove a cluster of abnormal blood vessels. He’s been seizure-free ever since. More: https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/living-seizure-free-after-surgery

#onhealth #ygk

The District #Epilepsy Centre at #myKHSC enables patients to receive care closer to home. Reid Gladman had brain surgery last summer to remove a cluster of abnormal blood vessels. He’s been seizure-free ever since. More: https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/living-seizure-free-after-surgery

#onhealth #ygk

We’ve got #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today and tomorrow in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 Ge...
07/23/2021

We’ve got #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today and tomorrow in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George St. Walk in without an appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or schedule your appointment here: https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pv3o24. #ygk

KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada City of Kingston - Municipal Government Make It Home Kingston - #YGK Queen's University Kingston's Move Awesome Foundation - Kingston 1043 Fresh Radio

We’ve got #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today and tomorrow in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George St. Walk in without an appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or schedule your appointment here: https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pv3o24. #ygk

KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada City of Kingston - Municipal Government Make It Home Kingston - #YGK Queen's University Kingston's Move Awesome Foundation - Kingston 1043 Fresh Radio

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2V4LCfZ #Healthcar...
07/21/2021

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2V4LCfZ #Healthcare #YGK

Check out the latest opening at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in #Kingston, Ontario. https://bit.ly/2V4LCfZ #Healthcare #YGK

Walk-in #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Ente...
07/20/2021

Walk-in #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George Street. Walk-ins also offered: July 21, 22, 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or schedule your appointment here: https://t.co/Co60CsdQka?amp=1. #ygk

KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada Queen's University City of Kingston - Municipal Government Kingston's Move Make It Home Kingston - #YGK Awesome Foundation - Kingston 1043 Fresh Radio

Walk-in #COVID19 #Pfizer #vaccine appointments available today: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Enter at 18 George Street. Walk-ins also offered: July 21, 22, 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or schedule your appointment here: https://t.co/Co60CsdQka?amp=1. #ygk

KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada Queen's University City of Kingston - Municipal Government Kingston's Move Make It Home Kingston - #YGK Awesome Foundation - Kingston 1043 Fresh Radio

Take note, parents of youth 12-17! Beechgrove will have #Pfizer #vaccine this week: July 21, 22, 23 & 25 (CLOSED July 24...
07/19/2021

Take note, parents of youth 12-17! Beechgrove will have #Pfizer #vaccine this week: July 21, 22, 23 & 25 (CLOSED July 24). And next week: July 29 to Aug. 1. Book at https://ygkcovidtesting.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pfizer.

#ygk KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada City of Kingston - Municipal Government

Take note, parents of youth 12-17! Beechgrove will have #Pfizer #vaccine this week: July 21, 22, 23 & 25 (CLOSED July 24). And next week: July 29 to Aug. 1. Book at https://ygkcovidtesting.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pfizer.

#ygk KFL&A Public Health Vaccine Hunters Canada City of Kingston - Municipal Government

Booked and walk-in #COVID19 #vaccine appointments available today in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Book between 9:30 a.m. and...
07/19/2021

Booked and walk-in #COVID19 #vaccine appointments available today in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Book between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. using this link https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pv3o24 or walk-in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. #ygk #Pfizer

Also, lots of appointments available to book for July 20 and 21.

Booked and walk-in #COVID19 #vaccine appointments available today in the Burr gym at #myKHSC. Book between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. using this link https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/s/Pv3o24 or walk-in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. #ygk #Pfizer

Also, lots of appointments available to book for July 20 and 21.

If you're looking for work in #Kingston, Ontario, check out this job. https://bit.ly/3rfbBNQ #Healthcare #YGK
07/17/2021

If you're looking for work in #Kingston, Ontario, check out this job. https://bit.ly/3rfbBNQ #Healthcare #YGK

If you're looking for work in #Kingston, Ontario, check out this job. https://bit.ly/3rfbBNQ #Healthcare #YGK

KHSC celebrates sixth annual ‘Superhero Day’Pediatric patients ‘marvel’ at superhero window washers from Elite Window Cl...
07/16/2021

KHSC celebrates sixth annual ‘Superhero Day’

Pediatric patients ‘marvel’ at superhero window washers from Elite Window Cleaners

It’s often been said throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that healthcare workers are superheroes. Well, KHSC’s healthcare heroes received a little friendly back-up from the Avengers and members of the Justice League, to bring smiles to the faces of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) youngest patients.

Window washers from Elite Window Cleaning dropped over the side of the hospital’s Kidd-Davies wing on Friday, to not only fight grime, but also bring some much needed fun and distraction to patients, family and staff.

In an added gesture, Elite will be donating a portion of all their profits generated in the month of July through window cleaning operations back to the hospital as a way of saying thank you for everything our healthcare workers do every-day.

We are wrapping up the mass vaccination clinic at the #myKHSC Burr gym. NO appointments will be available in the gym in ...
07/16/2021

We are wrapping up the mass vaccination clinic at the #myKHSC Burr gym. NO appointments will be available in the gym in August. If you had an appointment in August and haven’t yet rebooked an earlier appointment, visit https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/covid-19-vaccine.aspx for all available options. #ygk

There are still lots of #COVID19 #vaccine appointments available in JULY at the #myKHSC Burr gym. Book today! https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/times

We are wrapping up the mass vaccination clinic at the #myKHSC Burr gym. NO appointments will be available in the gym in August. If you had an appointment in August and haven’t yet rebooked an earlier appointment, visit https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/covid-19-vaccine.aspx for all available options. #ygk

There are still lots of #COVID19 #vaccine appointments available in JULY at the #myKHSC Burr gym. Book today! https://khsccovidvax.coconutcalendar.com/times

Wednesday through Sunday the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Beechgrove site is offering BOOKED vaccination appointme...
07/14/2021

Wednesday through Sunday the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Beechgrove site is offering BOOKED vaccination appointments from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and WALK-IN appointments starting at 3:00 p.m onwards - first come, first served up to 100 doses. First and second doses available for those 18 and older.

Wednesday through Sunday the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Beechgrove site is offering BOOKED vaccination appointments from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and WALK-IN appointments starting at 3:00 p.m onwards - first come, first served up to 100 doses. First and second doses available for those 18 and older.

“She wouldn’t have been able to do it without them”Clinic aims to make COVID vaccination possible for teens who need a l...
07/14/2021

“She wouldn’t have been able to do it without them”

Clinic aims to make COVID vaccination possible for teens who need a little extra TLC

For some families in Kingston, just the thought of getting their teenager booked for a COVID-19 vaccine is a daunting one. For some children, the sights and sounds of a mass-vaccination clinic can be just too overwhelming to navigate. For others, the sight of a needle can prompt a panic-attack.

Much to the Len Whalen’s delight, his daughter Alyssa was one of the first teens vaccinated through a new effort at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (COPC) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site. Allyssa, has a serious fear of needles that arose from a bad experience having blood drawn as a child.

“The COPC team was brilliant. They were compassionate, patient and incredibly skilled. It took about two hours and multiple attempts but we were successful. From the people who met us at the door, to everyone who was involved in our care, they were all friendly and supportive in whatever way they could,” says Whalen.

Read more here: https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/%E2%80%9Cshe-wouldn%E2%80%99t-have-been-able-do-it-without-them%E2%80%9D

“She wouldn’t have been able to do it without them”

Clinic aims to make COVID vaccination possible for teens who need a little extra TLC

For some families in Kingston, just the thought of getting their teenager booked for a COVID-19 vaccine is a daunting one. For some children, the sights and sounds of a mass-vaccination clinic can be just too overwhelming to navigate. For others, the sight of a needle can prompt a panic-attack.

Much to the Len Whalen’s delight, his daughter Alyssa was one of the first teens vaccinated through a new effort at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (COPC) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site. Allyssa, has a serious fear of needles that arose from a bad experience having blood drawn as a child.

“The COPC team was brilliant. They were compassionate, patient and incredibly skilled. It took about two hours and multiple attempts but we were successful. From the people who met us at the door, to everyone who was involved in our care, they were all friendly and supportive in whatever way they could,” says Whalen.

Read more here: https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/%E2%80%9Cshe-wouldn%E2%80%99t-have-been-able-do-it-without-them%E2%80%9D

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