Important Updates Amid COVID-19

Important Updates Amid COVID-19 Image

Dear friends of UHKF,

Providence Care Centre has made an exciting announcement regarding a new Providence Transitional Care Centre slated to open in 2021. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can read more about it here.

This announcement reinforces how donors in our community make excellent health care possible. Without the new Providence Care Hospital, and the cooperation and collaboration with Queen’s University, Providence Care would not have the facilities available to act nimbly in this time of need. 

Thank you once again to all who have supported and continue to support Kingston’s hospitals. We are so fortunate to live in a community that supports the very best in health care, making it accessible close to home.

The new Providence Transitional Care Centre will be located in the former Saint Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site, currently owned by Queen’s University. The university bought the property from Providence Care when it was offered for sale in 2017. It is seen as an ideal site for future campus development. In the near-term the university is utilizing some of the existing buildings and was approached by Providence Care and the provincial government to lease unallocated space in another of its existing buildings for a fixed term to respond to immediate community needs. 

This project is still in the early days of planning but more information on the Providence Transitional Care Centre including construction timelines and opening will be released in the months ahead. 

If any of you have any questions regarding this or other projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out, I am always happy to speak with you.

Sincerely,

Tom Zsolnay
President and CEO
University Hospitals Kingston Foundation