Kingston General Hospital Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. KGH

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KGH is a wonderful place that is on the cutting edge of medicine, technology, and all healthcare disciplines. The people who work here are extremely kind and caring, and truly wish to see our patients do well and thrive. It is an egalitarian workplace that is fair and committed its patients, staff, visitors, and our community. I am proud to be part of this fantastic organization!

    Cons

    Honestly, the cons are relatively minor, and comparable to all healthcare organizations. The parking is difficult. For the staff, our leaders have tried their best to accommodate this by being fair about the spaces available, and provide transport to and from large parking lots outside KGH. The prices are low, and the buses are frequent. KGH has also worked with the city to provide several routes of express buses so that parking costs are minimal. I appreciate this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be committed, present, and caring as you are now. The signage now is excellent, and upgrades like these, while they seem small, are actually a huge improvement.


  2. md, mba

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    Former Employee - Medical Doctor/Senior House Officer in Kingston (Jamaica)
    Former Employee - Medical Doctor/Senior House Officer in Kingston (Jamaica)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    large case volume with great clinical experience

    Cons

    high stress level, case load per dr need to be reduced

    Advice to Management

    balanance case load


  3. Medical physics researcher through Queens's

    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful people at the Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario doing meaningful research in medical imaging and cancer therapy. The medical physicists are smart, helpful, and provide great mentorship.

    Cons

    Since I was conducting research in a clinical environment the physicists were often very busy. You need to be a self-starter who can manage their own time. The onus on getting journal articles published is on the researcher/student.


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  5. Overall good place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician
    Current Employee - Physician

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    supportive environment, easy access to information, approachable management

    Cons

    parking rates are horrible even for employees !

    Advice to Management

    Doing well .. keep it up. Despite the money issues please try to give us kingston based parking rates .. not metropolitan area based rates


  6. Non supportive of administrative. Nurses I worked with were wonderful

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Union, pay and the people you work with.

    Cons

    Non supportive upper management. If asked to work overtime, very little compensation. Great people to work with

    Advice to Management

    Support the hospital staff, not just the residents. The nurses and other support staff are your bread and butter


  7. excellent, caring, supportive community

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many very gifted people who work here, and contribute to research that ultimately can change lives by improving health.
    The staff, physicians, and volunteers are extremely caring.

    Cons

    Building is old, but services are state-of-the-art
    Parking is a major problem, and expensive when one can get it (16 dollars/day)

    Advice to Management

    Often there is noise around the nursing stations (all professions linger there, not just nurses) and it is disruptive for the patients. It is louder than they think!


  8. OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the camaraderie between the ER nurses

    Cons

    Rotating shift work... That stuff will kill you.

    Advice to Management

    Try regular shifts, I think your employees would be happier!


  9. RN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Pros

    good training, friendly, supportive, teaching

    Cons

    scheduling, no full-time, medical students


  10. Inconsistent.

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some great wards. Pediatrics teams, ICU can be great. Newly renovated wards in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Lots of comraderie among fellow residents.

    Cons

    The rest of the hospital can be a crumbling dump. Paint peeling off walls in the stairwells, old and smelly carpeting on the wards, and frequently gridlocked bed situations can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Provide call rooms to psychiatry residents. Budget for more infrastructure improvements. Carpets need to go ASAP.


  11. Sorely disillusioned and trapped.

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The job security is solid due to the union environment and ever-increasing cost of healthcare. The wage is average.

    Cons

    - The union mandates who is hired or promoted based on tenure rather than ability, with zero exceptions. You can not be promoted past the deadwood that has stuck it out.
     - Bureaucracy rules the roost. Half of your time is spent on political emails and meetings.
     - Physicians are generally prima donna's with some notable exceptions.
     - As a whole, clinicians (physicians, nurses, others) resist any form of change, whether positive or not, and are merely content with the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the department and remove the union, or remove their ability to impede hiring and firing.



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