Ontario building new emergency department in Trenton

TRENTON — The Ontario government is connecting people in the Bay of Quinte Region to better, more convenient emergency care by supporting Quinte Health with the planning, design and implementation of a redeveloped and expanded emergency department building at Trenton Memorial Hospital.

“Our government is addressing the high demand for emergency care in the Bay of Quinte Region by investing in emergency department infrastructure, so people can continue to connect to convenient care options, close to home,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Improvements to Trenton Memorial Hospital will mean local families can continue to access the care they need, where they need it, for years to come.”

Through this investment, approximately 6,000 square feet will be renovated and 1,000 square feet will be added to Trenton Memorial Hospital for the new state-of-the-art emergency department. The upgrade will allow the hospital to treat and care for more people, as well as improve patient safety and quality of care through enhanced infection prevention and control measures and dedicated areas for bariatrics and mental health.

As a next step, the ministry is working with Quinte Health to complete early planning and design for this project. A construction schedule will be confirmed once future planning is complete and the project is tendered and awarded.

Through Your Health: A Plan For Connected and Convenient Care, Ontario is making it easier and faster for people of all ages to connect to the care they need, where and when they need it.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to nearly $50 billion in health infrastructure across the province, adding 3,000 new beds.
  • Trenton Memorial Hospital provides primary and some specialist care to patients. It houses an inpatient unit for admitted patients and offers a range of clinical and diagnostic services, such as the Comprehensive Breast Assessment Centre and rehabilitation services.
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“The expansion and modernization of Trenton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department is critical to serving our growing community and supporting the extraordinary people who care for our patients. This investment underscores our government’s commitment to working with Quinte Health to understand and invest in our hospitals to meet the demands of today and into the future.”

– Stacey Daub 
President and CEO, Quinte Health

“Quinte Health’s Trenton Memorial Hospital is a focal point for patient care in Quinte West and surrounding areas, providing responsive and compassionate service 24/7 within its community. Today’s significant investment will expand and modernize the emergency department, ensuring it will remain well suited to offer this care amid increasing demand.”

– Todd Smith 
MPP for Bay of Quinte

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