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, 2019 – March 31, 2020

For more statistics, view Health PEI's Annual Report 2019-2020 [PDF | 8.7 MB].

Our population statistics

Population of PEI (estimated) 159,625
Aboriginal Population1 2,740
New Immigrants to Canada settled in PEI 2,082
Births 1,353
Deaths 1,367

Prince Edward Island Population Report 2020, PEI Statistics Bureau
12016 Census, Statistics Canada

Our staff*

Family Physicians 124.85
Specialists 111.55
Resident Physicians 10
Nursing Staff (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) 1,774
Administration and Management Staff 206
Laboratory Technicians 163
Secretarial / Clerical Staff 271
Utility Worker / Service Worker 401
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff 1,100

2019-2020 Annual Report, Health PEI
*Full-time equivalent positions

Our annual statistics

Emergency Department Visits 91,886
Operative Cases (Acute Care) 3,758
Operative Cases (Day Surgery) 6,340
Admissions (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 14,855
Average Length of Stay (days) (excludes Hillsborough Hospital) 9.76
Diagnostic Imaging Exams 152,078
Tests Processed by Laboratory Services 2,046,312
Hospital-Based Mental Health Services for Inpatients 1,173
Long-term Care Admissions 240
Long-term Care Beds (public facilities) 598
Long-term Care Public Facilities 9
Clients Served by Home Care 4,456
Admissions to Addiction Services 2,873
Primary Care Health Centre Visits 139,851
Children Received Dental (Public Health) Treatment** 3,778
Children Participated in the School-Based Prevention Program** 7,782

2019-2020 Annual Report, Health PEI
**Public Health Dental Program


Published date: 
March 23, 2021
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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

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