Health PEI by the Numbers

The numbers below provide a snapshot of Health PEI.

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
Residents: 10
Nursing (NPs, RNs, LPNs, RCWs & PCWs) staff: 1,774
Administration and Management: 206
Lab Technicians: 163
Secretarial/Clerical: 271
Utility Worker/Service Worker: 401
Other Health Professionals and Support Staff: 1,100

2019-2020 Annual Report, Health PEI 

Our annual statistics

Emergency 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
Number of Diagnostic Imaging Exams: 152,078
Number of Tests Processed by Laboratory Services: 2,046,312
Hospital-Based Mental Health Services Inpatients: 1,173
Long-term Care Admissions: 240
Long-term Care Beds (public facilities): 598
Long-term Care Public Facilities: 9
Number of Clients Served by Home Care: 4,456
Admissions to Addiction Services: 2,873
Primary Care Health Centre Visits: 139,851
Number of Children Received Dental Treatment (Public Health Dental Program): 3,778
Number of Children Participated in the School-Based Prevention Program (Public Health Dental Program): 7,782

2019-2020 Annual Report, Health PEI


Published date: 
October 28, 2020
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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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Media Inquiries
Phone: 902-368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors

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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