Health PEI by the Numbers

The numbers below provide a snapshot of Health PEI.

Our population statistics

Population of PEI (estimated): 152,021
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Aboriginal Population1: 2,225
New immigrants to Canada settled in PEI: 2,264
Births: 1,448
Deaths: 1,372
Prince Edward Island Population Report 2017, PEI Statistics Bureau
1National Household Survey Aboriginal Population Profile, Prince Edward Island, 2011, Statistics Canada

Our staff

Family Physicians: 118
Specialists: 102
Residents: 9
Nursing (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) staff: 1,693
Administration and Management: 195
Lab Technicians: 175
Secretarial/Clerical: 287
Utility Worker/Service Worker: 382
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff: 1,093

2016-2017 Annual Report, Health PEI 

Our annual statistics

Emergency Visits: 94,598
Operative Cases (Acute Care): 3,836
Operative Cases (Day Surgery): 5,641
Admissions (excludes Hillsborough Hospital): 15,327
Average Length of Stay (days) (excludes Hillsborough Hospital): 9.38
Number of Diagnostic Imaging Exams: 154,020
Number of Tests Processed by Laboratory Services: 2,353,550
Hospital-Based Mental Health Services Inpatients: 1,061
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: 4,300
Admissions to Addiction Services: 3,160
Primary Care Health Centre Visits: 71,391
Number of Children Received Dental Treatment (Public Health Dental Program): 3,915
Number of Children Participated in the School-Based Prevention Program (Public Health Dental Program): 11,554

2016-2017 Annual Report, Health PEI


Published date: 
December 12, 2017
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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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