Providence Care

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Providence Care
Location Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 44°14′07″N 076°29′10″W / 44.23528°N 76.48611°W / 44.23528; -76.48611 (Providence Manor)Coordinates: 44°14′07″N 076°29′10″W / 44.23528°N 76.48611°W / 44.23528; -76.48611 (Providence Manor)
Care system Public Medicare (OHIP)
Hospital type Chronic care
Affiliated university Queen's University
Emergency department No
Beds 243+198+144=585
Founded 1861
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Providence Care is one of the three university hospitals in Kingston, Ontario affiliated with Queen's University. Providence Care is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

Providence Care specializes in rehabilitation, geriatric care, complex continuing care, specialized mental health care, palliative care, and long-term care. Being affiliated with Queen's University, it is a major centre for teaching and research.


Providence Care was founded in 1861 by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of its patients with respect, dignity and compassion.

The centre has three sites. The budget and range of programs and services are a result of government-directed hospital restructuring that consolidated rehabilitation programs, specialized mental health services, and forensics at the Providence Care Corporation.

Three sites[edit]

Providence Manor[edit]

Providence Manor (44°14′07″N 076°29′10″W / 44.23528°N 76.48611°W / 44.23528; -76.48611 (Providence Manor)) is a 243-bed long-term care home, located in downtown Kingston. It is where, in 1861, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul first began their mission. Providence Manor has a secure Alzheimer unit and two beds for short, respite stays. The Hildegarde Centre and Adult Day Away program provide a variety of recreational, physical, social and spiritual activities in a structured setting, offering respite to clients and their caregivers.

Mental Health Services[edit]

Providence Care's Mental Health Services site (44°13′21″N 076°30′22″W / 44.22250°N 76.50611°W / 44.22250; -76.50611 (Mental Health Services)) is a 198-bed facility that provides specialized services to adults in southeastern Ontario with serious mental illness. Providence Care Mental Health Services is a teaching hospital, providing treatment through three clinical program areas: Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. The Mental Health Services originally started in 1862 with the building of the Rockwood Asylum for the Insane. The asylum is a large 4 story limestone building constructed with using convict labour from the nearby Kingston Penitentiary. This building still exists today, although closed to the public. The building was sold to the provincial government in 1877 and used til 1975. In 1957 a new hospital called Westwood, was built on the same grounds of the then called the Ontario Hospital - Kingston. In the late 1960s it was renamed the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital until the Ontario government divested the hospital to the Providence Care group.

St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital[edit]

St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital (44°13′31″N 076°30′23″W / 44.22528°N 76.50639°W / 44.22528; -76.50639 (St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital)) provides non-acute health care for people living in southeastern Ontario. Established in 1946, it is a teaching hospital specializing in rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care and palliative care. The hospital has 144 beds: 72 complex continuing care, 6 palliative care, 46 rehabilitation, 16 geriatric medicine, and 4 respite care beds.


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