All registered nurse positions filled at Western Hospital
Residents of West Prince will have access to more stable, quality health care in their community with all permanent registered nursing positions filled at Western Hospital for the first time in several years.
Over the last year, Recruitment and Retention and Health PEI have worked collaboratively to fill 12 nursing vacancies at Western Hospital in Alberton.
“With a full complement of registered nurses at Western Hospital all health care providers are better equipped to provide high quality care to the patients we serve,” said Marion Dowling, Chief Nursing Office Health PEI. “Strengthening and maintaining our nursing workforce is one of the keys to providing exceptional care to Islanders and we are excited that the hospital now has a full nursing staff.”
Government is currently focused on two major initiatives with the goal of keeping Islanders healthier in their communities: transforming primary care and enhancing rural health.
“This is great news for Western Hospital and the people in the communities who rely on health care services from the staff there. Our government is committed to enhancing rural health for Islanders and I am thrilled to see we now have a full complement of registered nurses in addition to other great supports such as the tele-rounding initiative at Western to connect patients without a family doctor to a physician.”
- Health and Wellness Minister James Aylward
Nurses are the largest group of health care providers on the Island with approximately 2,000 nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses) working in health care settings across the province.