North Hastings Hospital welcomes Emergency Department physician to the team

May 30, 2024

Bancroft, Ontario – May 30, 2024 – Hastings County and Quinte Health have partnered to announce the addition of Dr. Dashminder Singh Sehdev to its esteemed team of healthcare professionals at North Hastings Hospital. Dr. Sehdev will be joining the hospital as a full-time Emergency Department Physician.

“This is a monumental achievement amidst a formidable recruitment landscape,” explains Dr. Colin MacPherson, Chief of Staff, Quinte Health. “The appointment of Dr. Sehdev underscores the dedication and perseverance of North Hastings Hospital and our partners in securing top talent to serve the community.”

In 2023, County Council supported using funds from the Hastings County Family Physician Recruitment Program to fund a one-time recruitment incentive for 2 new full-time Emergency Department physicians at the North Hastings Hospital in Bancroft.

“It is becoming increasingly challenging to recruit family or emergency medicine physicians to work in rural emergency departments and we wanted to help create long-term stability for the emergency department which provides care to over 14,000 patients per year,” said Warden Bob Mullin. “We are thrilled that Dr. Sehdev is joining this program, and hope that it is one more step in improving access to critical medical care for our residents in North Hastings.”

With a robust background in emergency medicine, including 15 years at Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. Sehdev brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

"I’m overjoyed to welcome Dr. Sehdev to the Quinte Health family," said Stacey Daub, President and CEO. “Dr. Sehdev's arrival is not just a significant milestone for our hospital but also for the entire community. I am remarkably grateful to Hastings County for their partnership and for investing in physician recruitment. It is only through working together that we will ensure the communities we collectively serve receive equitable, quality care close to home."

Dr. Sehdev is no stranger to the hospital, having done several fill-in ‘locum’ shifts at North Hastings Hospital.

"I’m so excited to join the team at North Hastings Hospital as a full-time emergency physician,” commented Dr. Sehdev. “I’ve always wanted to practice in a rural environment and am fortunate to have this opportunity in a place as beautiful and welcoming as Bancroft. My new colleagues, whom I’ve come to know over the last year, are capable, compassionate, and dedicated healthcare professionals. They have inspired me to use my learnings as an academic trauma specialist to make a tangible difference in this community, both within and beyond the emergency department. I look forward to being a part of the growth and development of this department and hospital and am enthusiastic about the bright vision the hospital leadership has for our future."

Dr. Sehdev will join the Quinte Health team at North Hastings Hospital this June.

Media inquiries to:

John Nicholas
Communications/Project Coordinator
Hastings County

Carly Baxter
Senior Communications Specialist
Quinte Health 

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