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More than 500 nurses and care support workers have been hired to work in health care settings across the province to help address staffing shortages, alleviate workloads experienced by staff, and improve patient care. Health PEI, the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat and the Public Service...
Prince Edward Island is actively recruiting for five physician assistants to join Health PEI and provide much-needed access to care for Islanders and increasing team-based care in collaboration with a supervising physician. All five positions are currently being advertised . Several physicians have...
Today, Minister of Health and Wellness Mark McLane, in consultation with the Health PEI Board of Directors, announced the next steps in preparation for smooth transition in leadership at Health PEI. Dr. Michael Gardam, current Chief Executive Officer for Health PEI, gave notice in July 2023 that...
A recent report on the review of practices used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long term care facilities identifies 17 recommendations to enhance care for residents. “I want to thank the review panel for their extensive work on this report. This will assist us in enhancing the long term care...
Live Well PEI is now accepting applications for funding for new projects and initiatives that can reduce barriers, increase supports, and enhance resources to make healthy living an easier choice for all Island residents. The Live Well PEI Wellness Grant Program provides the opportunity for...
Prince Edward Island is joining several other provinces and territories by expanding the use of biosimilar drug treatments for Island residents. Through the PEI Biosimilar Initiative, coverage under PEI Pharmacare for certain drugs will be replaced with coverage for biosimilar drugs. Biosimilars...
The province is preparing to break ground on two new facilities on the mental health and addictions campus as part of ongoing investment to build a more responsive, encompassing and accessible mental health, addiction and substance use service for Islanders. As part of capital redevelopment project...
Provincial, Territorial Health Ministers and Ministers Responsible for Mental Health, Addiction and Substance Use
Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health met today to address a wide range of topics. Some of these included Primary Care, Mental Health and Addiction, Health Human Resources challenges and Public Health priorities, and next steps regarding Digital Health and Health Data. In round-table...
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, strongly recommends individuals in PEI to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses this fall. Respiratory viruses such as influenza typically increase in the fall and winter months and COVID-19 continues to...
PrescribeIT®, integration with Health PEI EMR Program ushers in a new era of health care in Prince Edward island
Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), the Department of Health and Wellness and Health P.E.I. are proud to announce the successful integration of PrescribeIT®, Canada's leading e-prescribing service, in Prince Edward Island’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) program. This achievement marks a...