Incident prompting review takes place at KGH

Queen’s offering support to impacted students and staff

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The incident took place at KGH near George St. 

This article discusses distressing topics and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213.

On Sept. 30 an incident took place at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site near Waldron Tower. 

Police cordoned off a large section of George St. and adjacent roads due to a traumatic incident at the KGH site. 

In a statement to The Journal, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) did not disclose background information of the incident. 

“KHSC can confirm that an incident occurred at our KGH site on the afternoon of [Sept.] 30 but will not be disclosing any details with regards to the nature of the incident,” KHSC said. 

Counselling resources are being provided by KHSC to support any individuals who have been impacted directly.

“We will be conducting an incident review following our standard process. We will not be providing any further comment,” KHSC said. 

The University alerts the appropriate individuals after a traumatic incident has occurred. 

“The University takes the health and privacy of everyone in the Queen’s community very seriously […] The appropriate staff are alerted to ensure any potentially impacted students or staff are contacted and offered 

immediate and appropriate support including access to a variety of counselling options and crisis support as needed,” the University said in a statement to The Journal.

The University said queries concerning off-campus incidents should be directed to Kingston Police, who declined to comment after a request from The Journal.


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