Quinte West – Ontario is initiating a feasibility study to plan for the future of health services in the region, specifically at Trenton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care has directed his Ministry to launch a feasibility study to focus on co-locating services at Trenton Memorial Hospital.
The study will begin immediately. Minister Hoskins has directed ministry officials to visit Trenton Memorial Hospital to move the process forward. The study will begin today and should be completed in a matter of months. This feasibility study is the venue to share ideas for the sustainability of Trenton Memorial Hospital and co-locating health services in the region. The goal is to have this study compliment the recommendations of the Rainbird Report, (a committee struck by MPP Rinaldi and chaired by Glenn Rainbird), and the recommendations of ourTMH.
“Our government is committed to ensuring that all Ontarians have access to health care in the community. I thank MPP Lou Rinaldi for working with my ministry and his community to ensure that a path forward is found by engaging local health partners and patients. Ontario is committed to a strong, stable, publicly-funded hospital system that efficiently provides high-quality patient services.”
~ Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“We needed to take immediate action to respond to the growing concerns about the future of health care services at Trenton Memorial Hospital. I’m very pleased the Minister has acted promptly to initiate this feasibility study. We recognize the need to take the next steps forward in the planning process and I look forward to working with the community on co-locating health services at Trenton Memorial Hospital to create a community health hub.”
~Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P., Northumberland-Quinte West
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Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P.