Health PEI by the Numbers

The numbers below provide a snapshot of Health PEI.

Our population statistics

Population of PEI (estimated): 153,244
Aboriginal Population1: 2,740
New immigrants to Canada settled in PEI: 2,102
Births: 1,440
Deaths: 1,183
Prince Edward Island Population Report 2018, PEI Statistics Bureau
12016 Census, Statistics Canada

Our staff

Family Physicians: 120
Specialists: 109
Residents: 10
Nursing (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) staff: 1,754
Administration and Management: 200
Lab Technicians: 176
Secretarial/Clerical: 286
Utility Worker/Service Worker: 393
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff: 1,134

2017-2018 Annual Report, Health PEI 

Our annual statistics

Emergency Visits: 96,675
Operative Cases (Acute Care): 3,697
Operative Cases (Day Surgery): 6,160
Admissions (excludes Hillsborough Hospital): 14,827
Average Length of Stay (days) (excludes Hillsborough Hospital): 9.76
Number of Diagnostic Imaging Exams: 154,434
Number of Tests Processed by Laboratory Services: 2,481,255
Hospital-Based Mental Health Services Inpatients: 1,077
Long-term Care Admissions: 194
Long-term Care Beds (public facilities): 598
Long-term Care Public Facilities: 9
Number of Clients Served by Home Care: 4,388
Admissions to Addiction Services: 3,079
Primary Care Health Centre Visits: 136,617
Number of Children Received Dental Treatment (Public Health Dental Program): 4,397
Number of Children Participated in the School-Based Prevention Program (Public Health Dental Program): 11,952

2017-2018 Annual Report, Health PEI


Published date: 
October 25, 2018
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

Your Health Privacy

Media Inquiries
Phone: 902-368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors
Phone: 902-368-4637

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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