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Ontario investing $570 million in KGH redevelopment

By ReNew Canada 07:56AM November 01, 2017

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The Government of Ontario is investing $570 million in the redevelopment and expansion of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital site to ensure patients in southeastern Ontario continue to have access to high-quality care close to home.

The proposed redevelopment project will replace aging infrastructure to ensure the hospital can continue to deliver high-quality care while meeting the changing needs of the community. It includes renovations and new construction on Stuart Street that will upgrade the emergency department, operating rooms, clinical labs and inpatient units, as well as the redevelopment of the neonatal intensive care unit, and labour, and delivery suites.

The expansion will address population growth, while ensuring that Kingston Health Sciences Centre continues to excel as a regional teaching and research hospital that is able to provide complex acute and specialty care for patients across southeastern Ontario.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is also being designated as a District Epilepsy Centre, providing patients with access to a dedicated nurse and local neuropsychology testing in addition to the services already provided, so they don’t need to travel to Ottawa, London, or Toronto.

Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times, and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare—protecting health care today and into the future.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is southeastern Ontario’s largest acute care academic hospital serving more than 500,000 patients and families across the region.

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