Health PEI Board

The Health PEI Board works on behalf of Islanders to provide high-level oversight of Health PEI’s financial management and delivery of safe, quality health care. The board governs Health PEI, oversees the work of the chief executive officer, and is accountable to the Minister of Health and Wellness.

Who are the members of the Health PEI Board?

The Health PEI Board is made up of seven members: the Chair from each of the Community Health Engagement Committees (Western and Eastern Regions); and five members who together represent various community perspectives and bring a broad combination of skills, knowledge and experience to govern the health system. The Minister of Health and Wellness appoints each board member for a three-year term

Learn more about members of the Health PEI Board.

How does the board operate?

The Health PEI Board generally meets the first Thursday of every other month at locations throughout the province. Board members usually devote the equivalent of one day each month to board related work. This includes attending board meetings, committee work, planning and development sessions and meeting preparation.

There are two committees of the board. The committees focus on specific issues and provide the board with assessments and recommendations to assist with decisions. The committees include:

Quality and Safety

This committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure safe, quality health care is provided to all Islanders.

Audit and Risk    

This committee monitors Health PEI’s compliance with the Health Services Act [PDF | 100 KB] in the areas of finance and audit, property, personnel, and strategic direction. 

For more information, view the Health PEI Board Governance Policies [PDF | 520 KB], which define how the board conducts its business, rules and practices.

When does the Health PEI Board meet?

2021 Health PEI Board Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Meeting Material
Thursday, December 2 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Silver Fox Entertainment Complex,

Meeting dates are subject to change and can be impacted due to weather.

View agendas, minutes, presentations and other materials to learn about what happened at previous Board meetings.

Can I attend a Health PEI Board meeting?

Anyone can attend in person to observe a Health PEI Board meeting.

To attend a meeting, contact the Health PEI Board's Administrative Assistant one week prior to the meeting to ensure proper social distancing can be maintained. Please email or call 902-368-4637.

At the end of each meeting, a 10 minute question period will be provided. You can ask one question and one follow-up question. To participate, you must:

  • Identify yourself or any group or organization you represent; and
  • Direct your question(s) to the Health PEI Board Chair.

All individuals are asked to be respectful of one another. Anyone who does not act in a respectful manner will be asked to leave the meeting.

For further details, read the Public Participation Guide for Health PEI Board Meetings [PDF | 1.43 MB].

Can I make a presentation to the Health PEI Board?

Public presentations are heard at Health PEI Board meetings throughout the year. To be considered, you must submit a Request to Present to the Health PEI Board of Directors [PDF | 80 KB] three weeks (21 days) in advance of the Board meeting.  See meeting schedule above.  

Requests can be emailed to or mailed to:  

Health PEI Board of Directors
Attention:  Daphne MacDougall
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8​

All requests will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Presentations will be accepted at the discretion of the Health PEI Board Chair.

If your request is approved, you will be contacted by Board staff to be given a time to present.

You will have 20 minutes to give your presentation and for any questions.

If your presentation request is not approved, you will be notified in writing.

For further details, read the Public Participation Guide for Health PEI Board Meetings [PDF | 1.43 MB].

When is the Health PEI Board Annual General Meeting?

The eleventh Annual General Meeting of Health PEI was held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Veteran's Convention Centre, Credit Union Place, 511 Notre Dame Street, Summerside, PEI. For more information, or to watch the recorded meeting, please visit Health PEI Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting is held each fall. Islanders are welcome to attend in person or join the conversation online. Updates on the work and performance of Health PEI are provided by the board chair and the chief executive officer. A financial update, presentations and a moderated panel discussion will also take place. Awards are given out to Health PEI employees and/or physicians (an individual and a group) for their Leadership Excellence in Quality and Safety

Are expenses of the Health PEI Board available to the public?

The board of directors and the chief executive officer of Health PEI are required to disclose their travel, hospitality and meal expenses as of April 1, 2015. View the Public Disclosure of Expenses.

How can I contact the Health PEI Board?

Health PEI 
16 Garfield Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4637
Fax: (902) 368-6136


Published date: 
November 24, 2021
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Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6130
Fax: 902-368-6136

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