Docs by the Bay was established in 2017 with a commitment to focus on the recruitment and retention of family physicians in the city of Quinte West. While our hospital was not in need of physicians, our community was. As family doctors retired, they left behind up to 3500 patients each. We needed 2 or 3 new physicians to replace each retiring physician. Our community also continues to grow rapidly, with the expansion of 8-Wing CFB Trenton and the increase in the number of GTA families moving out of the city.

The Municipality of Brighton joined the program in 2019 and Docs by the Bay now serves a total population of 56 000 residents. We strive to ensure that every resident in the community has a family doctor and that every family doctor recruited – stays.

Deemed an area of high physician need, we have a variety of family medicine practice opportunities available including FHO positions. Clinic work can be combined with Hospitalist, Anesthesia, Surgical Assisting, and Emergency Medicine, dependant on need and qualifications.

Financial incentives are available to qualified candidates and other supports are available to assist you and your family in relocating to our community.

We have an enthusiastic medical staff that is eager to welcome students for elective rotations or core family medicine rotations.

Our vibrant community is excited to welcome you and your family both professionally and personally. To help you make your decision to join us, we would be happy to showcase our community and the surrounding attractions on a site visit that we will plan and arrange for you and your spouse/family.

Whether you are a physician, resident or medical student, our Physician Recruitment and Retention Coordinator will ensure you feel welcomed and valued in our community.

Our Hospital

Trenton Memorial Hospital is one of four fully-accredited hospitals that form Quinte Health Care. (QHC) We are a recently renovated, state of the art hospital featuring a 24-hour emergency department that sees approximately 35,000 ED visits per year. We have an Inpatient Unit, staffed by hospitalist physicians, comprised of 20 Complex Care Beds and 6 Acute beds. Our Ambulatory Clinics operate 5 days per week with 4 treatment rooms. The following clinics are exclusive to Trenton Memorial: Colposcopy, Dental, Pain, Urodynamics, Cystoscopy, Ophthalmology, Breast Assessment Center, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center. However, we boast many other clinics such as Urology, Vein, Medical Day, Orthopedics, General Surgery, ENT and Diabetes. We offer technologically advanced diagnostic imaging at TMH consisting of a brand-new CT Scanner, Bone Density, Mammography, X-ray (2) and Ultrasound (3). We are fully computerized with a hybrid electronic medical records system.