Western Hospital

About Western Hospital

Western Hospital is a 27-bed - 25 medical and two palliative -  community hospital in Alberton that provides emergency, inpatient, ambulatory and palliative care services. 

When preparing to visit a patient in hospital or for your own hospital stay, visit Hospital Services to learn more about what you can expect, guidelines and other general information about Island hospitals.

What if I need emergency care?

If you or someone in your care has an urgent medical condition or is experiencing a health crisis, emergency services are available at Western Hospital from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. as a Collaborative Emergency Centre, or you can call 9-1-1 for assistance.

Learn more about Visiting the Emergency Department.

What is a Collaborative Emergency Centre?

A Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) is an innovative way to improve access to both primary health care and emergency care. A CEC team includes paramedics with Advanced Life Support training and emergency nurses who will provide urgent care assessment in consultation with an on-call emergency physician.

What medical services can I access?

Western Hospital provides laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dialysis and nutrition counseling.

Visiting consultants offer clinics in geriatrics, psychiatry and pap screening.

When can I visit a patient?

Family/partners in care can visit patients at any time as decided by the patient and in coordination with the health care team. Visitors can call the front desk or switchboard, or check with a health care provider before visiting a patient. Learn more about Family Presence and what you should know before visiting a patient.

How can I donate?

The Western Hospital Foundation and Western Hospital Auxiliary are groups of community volunteers who fundraise, collect and utilize funds to benefit the health of residents in Western Prince Edward Island. Donations are used to purchase necessary medical equipment and resources to support and improve patient care and comfort. To make a donation, call, email or write to:

Western Hospital Foundation
PO Box 499
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0

Telephone:  (902) 859-8650     

Western Hospital Auxiliary
148 Poplar Street
PO Box 10
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0

Telephone:  (902) 859-8650

How can I volunteer?

If you are a student and wish to volunteer at Western Hospital, contact the Director of Nursing at (902) 853-8650.

How do I contact Western Hospital?

Western Hospital
148 Poplar Street
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0

Telephone:  (902) 853-8650 (Main desk)
Fax:  (902) 853-8658

 

Published date: 
March 28, 2017
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
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PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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Phone: (902) 368-6135

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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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