Emergency Department Wait Times: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)

You may need to wait longer than the wait time posted when you arrive at the emergency department to see a physician.  

For a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Emergency departments provide care to those who are the most sick or have critical, life-threatening health conditions first. For more information, see Emergency Department Wait Times.

The estimated emergency department wait times are approximate and are intended for information purposes only (see disclaimer below). 

Note:  The below total number of patients in the emergency department includes individuals assessed as critical (level 1), as well as patients who have been seen by a physician and are awaiting transfer to an inpatient nursing unit.

Emergency department hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week



These emergency department wait times are being provided for general information only. Please be advised that the wait times can change significantly and immediately, without warning and therefore are not guaranteed. Patients will be seen in the emergency department based on their medical condition and severity of symptoms presenting as determined by emergency department staff upon assessment.

Due to changing demands in emergency departments, these wait times may not be the time you will need to wait once you arrive at the emergency department. The provision of emergency department wait times on the Government of Prince Edward Island website, is not medical advice or a recommendation of one emergency department over another.

Health PEI expressly disclaims all responsibility for the use of this information and for any claims, actions or suits arising from such use. Health PEI does not assume and is not responsible for any responsibility whatsoever arising from any person’s use of this website or from any person’s decision to access any of the services referred to on the website. Those relying on information presented on this website do so at their own risk, and neither the Government of Prince Edward Island, Health PEI nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken based on the information. 

Published date: 
October 26, 2023
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