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Islanders to benefit from a modernized mental health and addictions system
Strengthening Mental Health Services -, A province-wide investment in mental health and addictions infrastructure will improve care for the one in ten Islanders who experience mental health and addictions challenges in their lifetime. As part of its 2019-20 capital budget released two weeks...
PCH continues with visitors restrictions through weekend
The Prince County Hospital (PCH) is maintaining visitor restrictions through the weekend as patients and staff continue to experience symptoms of gastro-intestinal illness. While some patients and staff have recovered from gastro-intestinal illness, several continue to experience symptoms of...
There’s hope – and help – for Islanders with addiction
Strengthening mental health services -, Many Islanders struggle with the impacts of drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction. For them and their families, Recovery Day represents the light at the end of the tunnel. Observed across Canada on different days throughout September, Recovery Day offers a...
Added beds will further improve access to long-term care
Private nursing homes across Prince Edward Island will get up to 100 new beds over the next year that will further improve Islanders’ access to long-term care. The provincial government is requesting proposals until July 25 (available at www.princeedwardisland.ca/tenders ) for the first 50 beds to...
Changes to stabilize emergency, strengthen primary care in Montague
Added resources and realigned services will help improve access to emergency department services and strengthen primary care for Kings County residents. Health PEI is, hiring dedicated emergency department physicians, at Montague's Kings County Memorial Hospital (KCMH) to support the...
Hope – a key ingredient in suicide prevention
Amanda Brazil says it will take a better understanding of why Islanders would choose to end their lives in order to reduce the rate of suicides in the province. She was part of a group that worked with the provincial government to develop Building Blocks of Hope: A Suicide Prevention Strategy for...
Visitor restrictions lifted at QEH
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has lifted visitor restrictions on Unit 8 (general medical and acute stroke unit) as patients recover from gastro-intestinal illness and influenza. Even with restrictions lifted, everyone coming to the hospital -- including visitors and persons coming in for tests...
Housing support for Islanders living with mental illness
Strengthening mental health services -, Islanders living with mental illness will soon have better access to housing that meets their needs. Through a new partnership with Health PEI and the Canadian Mental Health Association-PEI, a 10-bed housing unit will be established this year that will offer...
Defibrillator registry saves lives – so register now
Owners of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are urged to register their devices with a life-saving online database if they haven’t already done so. There are currently 45 AEDs in the registry, but many more remain unregistered at private businesses, community facilities, and homes across the...
KCMH emergency department closed tomorrow (April 12)
The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, April 12) due to a temporary lack of physician coverage. It will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 13. Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 9-1-1 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth...