Medical facility and Doctor recruitment

Find out more about how the City is supporting new doctor recruitment and making health care space available in Quinte West.

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 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


For further information about Docs By The Bay visit or contact Physician Recruitment and Retention Manager, Paula Mason, 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 The City does not oversee this service and Docs by the Bay does not connect patients with doctors, or maintain a wait list.

Last Updated: 4 months ago

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