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Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Charlottetown)

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Helipad  TC LID: CDV3
Phone  +1 902-894-2111
Founded  1982
Hospital type  Acute care
Lists  Hospitals in Canada
Number of beds  274
Province  Prince Edward Island
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Charlottetown)
Location  60 Riverside Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Emergency department  Level III trauma center
Website  Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Address  60 Riverside Dr, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T5, Canada
Similar  St Dunstan's Basilica, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Eastlink Centre, Victoria Park - Charlottetown

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is a 274-bed acute care hospital located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, making it the largest hospital in the province.

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Operated by Health PEI, the hospital opened in 1982, resulting in the closure of the Charlottetown Hospital and the Prince Edward Island Hospital. It is named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The QEH is located on a large forested campus originally known as Falconwood Farm in the northeast corner of the city adjoining the neighbourhoods of East Royalty and Sherwood, overlooking the Hillsborough River. The Hillsborough Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located on the same campus.

Services

The QEH is a full-service health care facility that provides community services to residents of Queens County and is a major referral centre for specialty services for residents across Prince Edward Island.

Some of the services that the QEH offers:

  • Emergency/OPD
  • Ambulatory care
  • Surgery/Day surgery
  • ICU
  • CCU
  • Obstetrics
  • Neonatal nursing/Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pathology/Laboratory
  • Radiology/MRI/CT Scan/Nuclear Medicine/Mammography
  • Oncology
  • Polysomnography
  • Respirology
  • Stroke unit
  • PEI Cancer Treatment Centre
  • Internal Medicine/Endoscopy/Colonoscopy/Bronchoscopy
  • Special services (Pulmonary Function Testing, Blood collection, ECG/EEG, Holter monitor)
  • History

    In 1999 the Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre opened a new facility at the QEH and was expanded in 2003. At the same time, the main entrance to the QEH off Riverside Drive was upgraded and the emergency department was expanded.

    The opening of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1982 also saw the end of abortion services in the province, which had been provided at the Prince Edward Island Hospital since the late 1960s. One of the conditions that the Roman Catholic Church placed on the provincial government of Premier James Lee for merging the Catholic-affiliated Charlottetown Hospital with the secular and publicly operated Prince Edward Island Hospital into the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital was that all abortion services in the province be discontinued.

    References

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Charlottetown) Wikipedia


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