Dr. Hugh Macneil joined the Trent Hills Family Health Team (THFHT) in January and has been working out of the organization’s satellite site on King Street East in Colborne.

Dr. Macneil assumed the full practice of Dr. Steven Waring, who announced in October that he would be leaving the area. Dr. Macneil was recruited to the THFHT with the assistance of the Trent Hills Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee and West Northumberland Physician Recruitment Committee.

Dr. Macneil completed a Bachelor of Science (Biology-Psychology) at the University of New Brunswick in 1994. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Dalhousie University in 1998, followed by completion of Family Medicine residency at the University of Toronto in 2000.

After practising in the Ottawa area for over 10 years, providing primary care to a diverse population, Dr. Macneil has been a familiar face as a locum physician for the THFHT over the last year, having worked previously with the Team in 2002.

At the time of Dr. Macneil’s induction, THFHT Executive Director, Delayne Donald said, “We anticipate Dr. Macneil being a great addition to our team.”

Dr. Paul Williams, Medical Director, THFHT added at the time“The Trent Hills Family Health Team is very delighted to have found a replacement for our Colborne satellite clinic so that we may continue to provide health care to the residents in that area. Dr. Hugh Macneil is a very conscientious, compassionate and knowledgeable physician and will be a wonderful addition to our team. “

Mayor Marc Coombs, Cramahe Township weighing in on the Dr. Macneil’s appointment said, “Dr Macneil’s recruitment to Colborne is exciting news for our community and especially for the patients that were affected. Having local doctors is critical to our long-term success. I am very proud & thankful of all the hard work that the Physician Recruitment Committee did along with the Trent Hills Family Health Team and the others that were involved. “