Queen's Affiliated Hospitals and Teaching Sites
As a Queen’s resident, you will find numerous opportunities for training in different locations. The University has long-established partnerships with the three Kingston hospitals and has also developed new opportunities for learning in communities across Ontario. The six sites detailed here are home to one or more of our residency programs. They are however only a starting point as you may be exposed to a much wider variety of locations and settings throughout your program. Numerous agreements exist with other Canadian universities and hospitals and allow for even greater diversity in both mandatory and elective rotations.
Kingston Health Sciences Centre - Kingston General Hospital
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. KGH serves almost 500,000 people through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites. A major redevelopment plan has recently provided new facilities for cancer care, acute inpatient mental health, pediatrics, and intensive care.
Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, KGH is a research and teaching hospital which is home to 2,400 health-care students and residents, in addition to 160 health researchers. KGH was ranked in 2011 as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Infosource. KGH serves as the paymaster hospital for all residents registered in a postgraduate program at Queen’s University.
Queen’s clinical departments based at KGH include Medicine, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Urology.
Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario. As an ambulatory (or outpatient) care facility, it provides medical care or treatment that does not require an overnight stay and that includes services such as specialized clinic visits, day surgeries, and diagnostic procedures using advanced technology, equipment, or procedures. For most patients, the length of stay from the time of registration to discharge occurs on the same day.
Expert care is provided to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, surgery, breast assessment, mental health, oncology, and urgent care. Each year, HDH records approximately 410,000 patient visits. Hotel Dieu will wrap up the construction phase of a $20 million redevelopment project by the end of 2012, which will translate into the addition of at least 50,000 new clinic visits per year as most specialized outpatient clinics transfer to HDH from Kingston General Hospital. This major capital project includes enhancements such as the building of brand new clinic space, Pulmonary Function Testing lab and urology clinic.
Hotel Dieu Hospital plays a key role in the education of Queen’s residents since the Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, and Gastroenterology residency programs are based at HDH. A large number of residents from other programs also complete rotations at the hospital, coming from programs such as Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and Pediatrics.
Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care, and long-term care. Care is provided through inpatient, outpatient and community services.
As one of Kingston’s university hospitals, Providence Care is committed to creating, sharing and applying knowledge, and training the next generation of health care professionals. Queen’s residency programs based at Providence Care include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, and Family Medicine – Care of the Elderly.
The new Providence Care Hospital opened in the spring of 2017. It bring togethers the programs and services formerly provided at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services. Patients, clients and learners alike now directly benefit from the integration of clinical care, education, and research in the new facility. Multipurpose learning spaces have created, and the new hospital has greatly benefitted from its lakeside location by fully engaging the surrounding landscape and allowing natural light to flow throughout the facility.
Lakeridge Health is a large community hospital serving approximately 760,000 people in the Durham Region. It is comprised of three acute hospitals in Bowmanville, Oshawa, and Port Perry, and a specialty hospital located in Whitby. Queen’s residents from programs such as Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, and Critical Care complete rotations at Lakeridge Health on a regular basis.
The Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN) became the academic home for residents starting the new Queen’s-Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge (QBOL) Family Medicine residency program in 2012. Queen’s has invested $1million in LHEARN as a part of its Family Medicine expansion initiative, and eight PGY1 residents are admitted on an annual basis. QBOL provides its residents with the opportunity for learning experiences in Oshawa and Bowmanville, as well as access to rural rotations in Haliburton, Port Perry, and Lindsay.
The Belleville Queen’s University Family Medicine Centre is home to the twelve Queen’s residents who have entered the Family Medicine / Belleville-Quinte residency program. These residents, based in Belleville for the duration of their residency, complete a core Family Medicine curriculum with horizontal experiences in other medical disciplines.
The new medical centre in Belleville opened in 2010 and is a state-of-the-art facility. It features 22 high-tech exam rooms, a minor procedure room, electronic medical records, and the latest medical equipment. Residents work alongside both family physicians and general surgeons who are based permanently at the Centre.
Queen’s residents from a variety of programs also come to Belleville for both mandatory and elective rotations. Quinte Health Care’s four hospitals serve a regional population of 160,000. The largest facility, Belleville General Hospital, provides primary and secondary care and offers a wide range of clinics, diagnostic services, support services, and outreach programming.
Peterborough is home to twelve Queen’s residents each year who are enrolled in the Family Medicine / Peterborough-Kawartha residency program. These residents are based in Peterborough for the duration of their residency training and complete inpatient rotations in the new Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).
PRHC, a brand new facility which opened in 2008, offers acute and ambulatory care services including cancer, dialysis, interventional radiology, and diagnostic imaging. It serves a population of approximately 300,000 spread across four counties.
Residents also have opportunities for clinical experiences by working within well-developed local interdisciplinary Family Health Teams (FHTs) that have successfully integrated Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians, Social Workers, and Pharmacists.