Docs by the Bay – Doctor recruitment in Quinte West
Docs By the Bay was established in 2017 as a partnership between the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and the City of Quinte West. The Municipality of Brighton joined the program in 2019, and Docs By The Bay now serves a total population of 56,000.
Docs by the Bay efforts include:
- Focused on the recruitment and retention of family physicians in Quinte West
- Coordinates medical education opportunities for medical students and medical residents to experience Quinte West in the hopes of having them establish practices locally
- Recruits new physicians and nurse practitioners by: attending job fairs, building a database of potential prospects, and various outreach and promotional activities
- Strengthens relationships with current physicians by creating a collegial medical community that motivates them to maintain local health services
Docs by the Bay Physician Recruitment Survey
Docs by the Bay Physician Recruitment and Retention and Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation have developed a survey to further their efforts to recruit and retain family physicians in the Quinte region.
Please fill out this survey if you are a resident of Quinte West or Brighton and you do NOT currently have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
For further information about Docs By The Bay visit docsbytheba.ca or contact Physician Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Paula Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org and 613-392-2540 ext. 5771.
Quinte West Medical Centre
In September 2022, the City of Quinte West purchased the medical building at 149 North Murray Street, formerly the site of the Camomile Medical Centre. The City is working with partners to update and make the medical facility available as leased clinic and office space for physicians serving residents in Quinte West. More information about the new medical space in Quinte West will be shared as the project progresses.
Read the press release here
Need a family doctor?
The assignment of patients to new doctors and nurse practitioners is a service administered by the Province of Ontario. Individuals in need of a family doctor or nurse practitioner can register with Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 or visit ontario.ca/HealthCareConnect. The City does not oversee this service.