Health PEI Board

Back Row (L-R): John Horrelt, Blaine MacPherson, Dr. George Saunders, Dr. Dagny Dryer, Kay Lewis, Jim Revell. Front Row (L-R): Sally Lockhart, Phyllis Horne (chair), Alex MacBeath (vice-chair), Sandra Gaudet Missing: Dr. Rosemary Herbert

The Health PEI Board works on behalf of Islanders to provide high-level oversight of Health PEI’s financial management and delivery of safe, quality health care. The board governs Health PEI, oversees the work of the chief executive officer, and is accountable to the Minister of Health and Wellness.

Who are the members of the Health PEI Board?

Health PEI Board members represent various community perspectives and bring together a broad combination of skills, knowledge and experience necessary to govern our health system. The Minister of Health and Wellness appoints each board member for a three-year term

Learn more about the Health PEI Board members.

How does the board operate?

The Health PEI Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month at locations throughout the province. Board members usually devote the equivalent of two days each month to board related work. This includes attending board meetings, committee work, planning and development sessions and meeting preparation.

There are three committees of the board. The committees focus on specific issues and provide the board with assessments and recommendations to assist with decisions. The committees include:

Quality and Safety

This committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure safe, quality health care is provided to all Islanders.

Audit, Compliance and Monitoring    

This committee monitors Health PEI’s compliance with the Health Services Act [PDF | 100 KB] in the areas of finance and audit, property, personnel, and strategic direction. 

Public Engagement 

This committee’s primary focus is on enhancing public awareness and understanding of health matters and ensuring confidence in the PEI health system. 

For more information, view the Health PEI Board Governance Policies [PDF | 520 KB], which define how the board conducts its business, rules and practices.

When does the Health PEI Board meet?

2018 Health PEI Board Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location
April 3 2 – 3:30 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown
May 1 1 – 3 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown
June 5 1 – 3 p.m. Community Hospital, O’Leary
July 10 1 – 3 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown
August 7 1 – 3 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown
September 11 1 – 3 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown
October 2 1 – 3 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown
November 6 1 – 3 p.m. Kings County Memorial Hospital, Montague
December 4 1 – 3 p.m. 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown

Meeting dates are subject to change and can be impacted due to weather.

View the agenda [PDF | 356 KB] for the upcoming meeting.

View agendas, minutes, presentations and other materials to learn about what happened at previous Board meetings.

Can I attend a Health PEI Board meeting?

Anyone can attend in person to observe a Health PEI Board meeting.

At the end of each meeting, a 10 minute question period will be provided. You can ask one question and one follow-up question. To participate, you must:

  • Identify yourself or any group or organization you represent; and
  • Direct your question(s) to the Health PEI Board Chair.

All individuals are asked to be respectful of one another. Anyone who does not act in a respectful manner will be asked to leave the meeting.

For further details, read the Public Participation Guide for Health PEI Board Meetings [PDF | 1.43 MB].

Can I make a presentation to the Health PEI Board?

Public presentations are heard at Health PEI Board meetings throughout the year. To be considered, you must submit a Request to Present to the Health PEI Board of Directors [PDF | 80 KB] three weeks (21 days) in advance of the Board meeting.  See meeting schedule above.  

Requests can be emailed to healthpei@gov.pe.ca or mailed to:  

Health PEI Board of Directors
Attention:  Board and Organizational Development Lead
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8​

All requests will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Presentations will be accepted at the discretion of the Health PEI Board Chair.

If your request is approved, you will be contacted by Board staff to be given a time to present.

You will have 20 minutes to give your presentation and for any questions.

If your presentation request is not approved, you will be notified in writing.

For further details, read the Public Participation Guide for Health PEI Board Meetings [PDF | 1.43 MB].

When is the Health PEI Board Annual General Meeting?

The Annual General Meeting is held each fall. Islanders are welcome to attend in person or join the conversation online. Updates on the work and performance of Health PEI are provided by the board chair and the chief executive officer. A financial update, presentations and a moderated panel discussion will also take place. Awards are given out to Health PEI employees and/or physicians (an individual and a group) for their Leadership Excellence in Quality and Safety

Are expenses of the Health PEI Board available to the public?

The board of directors and the chief executive officer of Health PEI are required to disclose their travel, hospitality and meal expenses as of April 1, 2015. View the Public Disclosure of Expenses.

How can I contact the Health PEI Board?

Health PEI 
16 Garfield Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4637
Fax: (902) 368-6136
E-mail:  healthpei@gov.pe.ca 

 

Published date: 
May 11, 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

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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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