is southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and is home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. An accredited Level 1 Trauma Centre, KGH is also the major referral centre for injured patients in the region, and is home to the regional Stroke and Primary Cardiac Revascularization programs. KGH serves almost 500,000 people through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites. It was ranked in 2011 as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Infosource. The intensivist-directed 33 bed ICU at KGH is located in a new, modern space. In addition, the hospital has a 14-bed Cardiac Sciences Unit and an 18-bed open-medical-model “stepdown” ICU.
Lakeridge Health is a large community hospital corporation serving approximately 600,000 people in the Durham Region at its 5 hospitals in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Ajax Pickering, Port Perry and Whitby. A regional education hub affiliated with Queen’s University, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, has a 25-bed Critical Care Unit and active clinical teaching unit. It is the regional high-volume thoracic surgery center and stroke centre. Lakeridge provides our trainees with unique opportunities and clinical exposures including exposure to transport medicine.