Health PEI by the Numbers

The numbers below provide a snapshot of Prince Edward Island’s population, and Health PEI’s staff and annual statistics for the period April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

For more statistics, view Health PEI's Annual Report 2020-2021 [PDF | 9.45 MB].

Our population statistics

Population of PEI (estimated) 164,318
Aboriginal Population1 2,740
New Immigrants to Canada settled in PEI 1,211
Births 1,317
Deaths 1,393

Prince Edward Island Population Report 2021, PEI Statistics Bureau
12016 Census, Statistics Canada

Our staff*

Family Physicians 124.15
Specialists 114.85
Resident Physicians 10
Nursing Staff (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) 2,280
Administration and Management Staff 213
Laboratory Technicians 188
Secretarial / Clerical Staff 302
Utility Worker / Service Worker 534
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff 1,299

2020-2021 Annual Report, Health PEI
*Full-time equivalent positions

Our annual statistics

Emergency Department Visits 77,854
Surgical Procedures 9,781
Admissions (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 13,749
Average Length of Stay (days) (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 8.51
Diagnostic Imaging Exams 149,399
Tests Processed by Laboratory Services 2,190,526**
Long-term Care Admissions 192
Long-term Care Beds (public facilities) 622
Long-term Care Public Facilities 9
Clients Served by Home Care 4,834
Admissions to Addiction Services 2,445
Primary Care Health Centre Visits 395,176***

2020-2021 Annual Report, Health PEI
**Despite increased COVID-19 testing volumes, data reflects a decrease in overall requests due to the following pandemic related factors:
         1) decreased hospital capacity resulting in less inpatient orders,
         2) outpatient collections limited to transplant, renal, and cancer care patients (i.e. no routine bloodwork), and
         3) reduced physician office visits leading to less offsite requests.
***Data reflects the move to essential services and the transition of in-person visits to virtual visits.

Published date: 
January 25, 2022
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Health PEI
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

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