KHSC Resuming Surgeries

Kingston Health Sciences Centre says it will start to gradually resume scheduled surgeries and procedures.

They’ll be based on various criteria including the condition of patient and the availability of medication and other resources associated with the procedures.

KHSC is also allowing patients one ‘primary family member’ on site for their hospital stay…it must be the same person the entire time their under care, and must undergo screening.

 

Belle Park Campers

Campers living in Belle Park have been given until July 7th to move out.

Kingston City Council voted unanimously last night to extend the deadline from June 5 to July 7.

The camping arrangement was set up as a temporary housing solution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city says it’s working to get the 30 campers living in the park into more permanent shelter.

 

Weapons Charges

Two 30 year olds from Sharbot Lake are facing charges of breach of probation and numerous weapons charges after a resident reported a man on an ATV pointed a firearm at him at his residence.

The incident happened around 2am on May 5th.

Lucas Young and Mallory Kehoe now face numerous charges and remain behind bars.

 

Black Love Collective

Hundreds of supporters showed up yesterday afternoon at McBurney Park for a vigil to protest anti-black racism across North America.

The Kingston community group…Black Love Collective organized the event which was relatively peaceful.

Many attendees had signs indicating it was time for change, and many were wearing masks or were physical distancing.

 

 

Long-term Care

The provincial patient ombudsman is asking anyone involved with the long-term care system to get in touch with any concerns they may have.

The call for input came yesterday as the patient ombudsman announced it would also be probing the province’s long-term care sector, where at least 16-hundred people have died of COVID-19.

The announcement came a day after a similar probe was started by the provincial ombudsman.