Trenton Memorial Hospital (TMH) Implementation Task Force

Purpose and Goal:

To develop a future vision for integrated and sustainable health system services in Brighton/Quinte West by addressing the seven recommendations related to a co-location model at TMH, as presented in the Rainbird Report. This work will guide the next steps for the LHIN and MOHLTC to consider in moving the vision of a co-location model forward. 


The group is chaired by Marsha Stephen – Executive Director of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre. Membership is comprised of representatives of organizations currently providing health care services to the Quinte West/Brighton region, including: the South East Community Care Access Centre, the Belleville/Quinte West Community Health Centre, the Brighton/Quinte West Family Health Team, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Addictions and Mental Health Services – Hastings Prince Edward, and Quinte Health Care. The Task Force also includes two community representatives; Betty Clost – Co-Chair of OurTMH, and Phil Wild – Chair of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.


  • The Task Force aims to identify opportunities related to implementing a co-location model, which envisions several medical and health services located at the Trenton Memorial Hospital site.
  • Evaluation of opportunities will involve the consideration of including social services as part of the co-location model, through assessment of viability and interest.
  • The Task Force will identify and address opportunities and risks associated with a co-location model, including services offered, budget and Human Resources considerations, capital planning, leasing, and renovations required. 
  • As planning and community engagement has already taken place to conceptualize the co-location model, the Task Force will focus on creating a business plan for implementation of the proposed model.

Meeting Updates:

Please find below updates related to meetings of the Task Force. This page will be updated following each meeting.

JUNE 2, 2016

At the June 2, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • The Task Force approved the report. It will be distributed to the Boards of the partner organizations for endorsement before going to the LHIN Board June 27th.

MAY 12, 2016

At the May 12, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Developed discussion strategies for the Joint-Governance meeting in May
  • Determined that the Chair will follow up with Langs Health Hub to review their model for operating costs
  • Understood that the LHIN CEO and staff will be meeting with the MOHLTC to discuss challenges and identify opportunities to move the business case forward

APRIL 21, 2016

At the April 21, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Determined community consultation on report to be led by LHIN in June
  • Identified barriers in Capital processes and operating budgets for developing a hub
  • Selected site option for hub as a greenfield build on hospital land

APRIL 14, 2016

At the April 14, 2016 meeting, the Task Force: 
  • Developed and agreed on evaluation criteria for site decisions
  • Made initial review of sites based on evaluation criteria 
  • Reviewed options for community engagement

APRIL 1, 2016

At the April 1, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Reviewed materials for the joint governance information session
  • Identified further work to be done to assess site viability options
  • Finalized draft integration model for review by Governors

MARCH 24, 2016

At the March 24, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Identified three options to move forward for costing and rationale
  • Reconfirmed that a strong, integrated health system to meet community needs is the driving force to this planning

MARCH 10, 2016

At the March 10, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Service integration is the first priority and that is enabled by co-location
  • The Task Force is open to engaging other partners for service integration and co-location opportunities in the future
  • The site viability assessment is in progress and the report will be received by April 1st

MARCH 03, 2016

At the March 03, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Completed an overview of site assessment process and timelines
  • Clarified information to support functional planning

FEBRUARY 25, 2016

At the February 25, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Identified that every hub model is uniquely built to support local need
  • Began identifying and refining the integration model 
  • Established a mechanism for Board engagement through a joint session

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

At the February 19, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Continued to explore opportunities for service integration and co-location
  • Confirmed the space requirements for services
  • Agreed that the site is less important than the functional integration of services and meeting the needs of the community

FEBRUARY 10, 2016

At the February 10, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Completed a high level overview of services, with plans to conduct further review of opportunities for co-location and integration 
  • Submitted a proposal for external consultants to assess the viability of site options
  • Will be reaching out to other co-location hubs to understand lessons learned

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

At the February 4, 2016 meeting, the Task Force: 
  • Established timelines and milestones for the development of a business plan 
  • Began exploring opportunities for service integration
  • Identified the need for external resources to support the financial review of hub development opportunities
  • Identified the need for Task Force members to explore other co-location hub models for reference

JANUARY 21, 2016

At the January 21, 2016 meeting, the Task Force:

  • Started to build a work plan and identify key tasks 
  • Began a review of services and community health needs
  • Began to seek clarification on any constraints that need to be acknowledged within site options and budgets

JANUARY 14. 2016

News release announcing the Task Force's first meeting