The university hospitals in Kingston are responsible for providing specialized care for more than 500,000 residents throughout southeastern Ontario. Together, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care Hospital are the regional referral centres for cancer, trauma, rehabilitation, renal, mental health, cardiac, stroke, pediatrics, obstetrics and many other programs. They are also home to some of Canada's leading researchers in urology, human mobility, cancer care, gastrointestinal disease, perinatal, mental health and critical care among others. Most members of the attending medical staff have a Queen's University appointment.
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a 456-bed tertiary care hospital that provides inpatient care for the most acutely ill patients in the southeastern region of Ontario who require high end complex tertiary care. As the destination for all ambulances in the Kingston-Frontenac area, and the regional trauma centre, KGH has exemplary emergency and critical care programs. KGH is also home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. It boasts a robust research program and provides hands-on skill training for 1,900 health-care under-graduate and post-graduate students annually.
Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is home to the majority of ambulatory outpatient clinics including ophthalmology, cardiology, children's clinics, orthopedics, plastics and psychiatry. HDH also has a 14-hour urgent care centre and specialty programs surrounding diabetes education, cardiac rehabilitation and breast assessment.
Providence Care consists of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Providence Manor long-term care home, and more than 20 community-based mental health and support services across the region. As Southeastern Ontario's leading provider of specialized care in aging, mental health and rehabilitation, the focus is on healing and enhancing the quality of life for people who often have long-term hospital stays.
The Kingston Regional Cancer Centre is operated by Cancer Care Ontario (formerly the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation) and forms part of the Southeastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre. The Centre is located on the ground floor of the Ronald C. Burr Wing of the Kingston General Hospital and provides comprehensive cancer diagnostic treatment and support services for patients in Southeastern Ontario. The medical, scientific, and professional staff of the Centre comprises the Queen's University Department of Oncology. Training programs are conducted for radiation oncology residents, radiation therapy career students and medical physics trainees. Research activities encompass molecular biology at the Cancer Research Laboratories of Queen's University, health services research at the Radiation Oncology Research Unit in Kingston General Hospital, photodynamic therapy, medical physics, cancer genetics and clinical trials research at the Centre. The Centre is a partner in the Southeastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre, a member of Cancer Care Ontario Regional for Southeastern Ontario and a member of the Healthcare Network of Southeastern Ontario.