Sir John A. & Kingston General Hospital

May 30, 1849

As Kingston grew, so did the need for medical care. In May 1846, Macdonald presented a memorandum to the Governor General requesting the establishment of a hospital and £300 was awarded. In 1847, medical needs increased as the population rose as a result of the mass-immigration associated with the Irish famine of that year. On March 7, 1849, Macdonald presented a bill to incorporate Kingston General Hospital. The bill received royal consent on May 30, 1849.