Kingston General Hospital
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) 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, KGH serves almost 500,000 regional residents through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, KGH was named as one of Canada’s top research hospitals in 2011.
Patients with oncologic conditions requiring hospital admission are admitted to the Hematology Oncology service at KGH. This is a joint service that provides care for patients with both hematological and oncologic conditions. The unit consists of thirteen beds and is supervised by an attending physician from one of the above specialties. The primary care of patients is shared by residents, a General Practitioner in Oncology, and attending staff. Residents are involved in inpatient care throughout the year as well as during their Junior Attending rotation and when on call.
Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
The Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSEO) is a world-class facility and many of its cancer specialists are recognized internationally for their expertise in cancer treatment and research. It is also an academic cancer centre, housing the Department of Oncology and playing a vital role in educating tomorrow’s health professionals.
A major redevelopment of the CCSEO was completed in 2011. Its facilities were modernized and an additional 37,000 square feet was added to improve the patient and caregiver experience. Two new radiation treatment bunkers have been added, an HDR brachytherapy suite has been built, and the chemotherapy space has been increased from 15 treatment spaces to 39. Dedicated space for children with cancer was also created, in addition to separate areas for its palliative medicine and supportive care program.