The Trenton Memorial Hospital Implementation Task Force has a lot of work to do over the next few weeks before coming up with a business plan for the creation of a “health hub” in vacant space at the hospital.
The preliminary business plan is to be ready for the provincial government by sometime in May.
Ideas for the 33 thousand square feet of space include a centralized physio and occupational therapy centre, amalgamation of some programs like diabetes, nutrition, smoking cessation, lab work, administration, group meeting space, and primary care.
Task Force members will now concentrate on listing what services and personel their organizations could locate to TMH, and at the same time meetings will be held next month with architects and engineers regarding possible renovation costs.
They will also check on the operation of other “health hubs” in communities with similar populations.
The Task Force is made up of people from Quinte Health Care, the Southeast Local Health Integration Network, the Southeast Community Care Access Centre, Addictions and Mental Health Services, the VON, the Trenton Hospital Foundation, the Belleville Quinte West Community Health Centre, the Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team, and OurTMH.