Emergency Department wait times now online
The new Emergency Department Wait Times website page is an online information tool allowing residents to check the average wait times in real time at the province’s two largest hospital emergency departments.
Islanders are now able to view estimated wait times for the Queen Elizabeth and Prince County Hospitals emergency departments online.
Islanders encouraged to contribute to wellness strategy
Islanders are invited to share their ideas and thoughts on how we can encourage and support each other to lead physically and mentally healthier lives through the creation of a provincial wellness strategy.
Strengthening mental health and addictions services
The Government of Prince Edward Island is investing approximately $1.2 million in immediate actions to address concerns of rising prescription drug abuse.
New investments in mental health and addictions services will provide Islanders with better access to the care and resources they need while ensuring new controls are put in place to help curb prescription drug abuse in the province.
Prince Edward Home celebrates grand opening
(L-R:) Prince Edward Home resident Bernie Wilson; Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie E. Docherty; Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie; Charlottetown-Lewis Point MLA Kathleen Casey, and Prince Edward Home resident Clara James.
The new, $23 million, 120-room Prince Edward Home has been completed. The project is part of government's $65 million manor replacement program.
Fighting the flu
The vaccination is free again this year for seniors age 65 and over, children aged 6 - 59 months, pregnant women and household contacts of pregnant women.
Islanders are encouraged to receive their flu shot as it is the most effective way to help prevent the spread of influenza.