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, 2022 – March 31, 2023

For more statistics, view Health PEI's Annual Report 2022-2023 [PDF | 14.33 MB].

Our population statistics

Population of PEI (estimated) 173,787
Indigenous Population1 3,385
New Immigrants to Canada settled in PEI 3,116
Births 1,373
Deaths 1,548

Prince Edward Island Population Report 2023, PEI Statistics Bureau
12021 Census of Population, Statistics Canada

Our staff*

Family Physicians 121.95
Specialists 120.5
Resident Physicians 10
Nursing Staff (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) 1,847
Administration and Management Staff 235
Laboratory Technicians 166
Secretarial / Clerical Staff 291
Utility Worker / Service Worker 390
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff 1,237

2022-2023 Annual Report, Health PEI
*Sum of permanent Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) of employees as of March 31 for each fiscal year, excludes temporary FTEs and casuals.

Our annual statistics

Emergency Department Visits 93,280
Surgical Procedures 9,290
Admissions (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 14,266
Average Length of Stay (days) (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 10.12
Diagnostic Imaging Exams 161,876
Tests Processed by Laboratory Services 2,606,778
Long-term Care Admissions 236
Long-term Care Beds (public facilities) 622
Long-term Care Public Facilities 9
Clients Served by Home Care 5,167
Admissions to Addiction Services 2,511
Primary Care Health Centre Visits** 427,118

**Number of primary care visits is based on physician billing data (Office service with General Practice for distinct physician, patient and day).

Published date: 
January 11, 2024
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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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