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Hillsborough Hospital

About Hillsborough Hospital
Hillsborough Hospital is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital that provides specialized care, long-term treatment and rehabilitation for individuals facing acute or enduring mental illness, cognitive disabilities  or psycho-geriatric conditions.

When preparing to visit a patient in hospital or for your own hospital stay, visit Hospital Services to learn more about what you can expect, guidelines and other general information about Island hospitals.

What if I need emergency care?
If you or someone in your care has an urgent medical condition or is experiencing a health crisis, go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1. 

Emergency services are offered at the following hospitals:


What patients does Hillsborough Hospital serve?
Hillsborough Hospital provides services to patients with:


  • acute and chronic mental illness;
  • psychogeriatric conditions;
  • sustained and enduring mental illness;
  • intellectual disabilities with concurrent mental illness; and
  • psychiatric symptoms complicated by addictions.

What specialized services are offered to patients?
As the provincial in-patient psychiatric facility, the major specialized services offered at Hillsborough Hospital includes:


  • assessment and treatment;
  • behaviourial management and modification;
  • rehabilitation / life skills;
  • psychiatric clinical assessments; and
  • psychogeriatric services.

What programs are available to patients?
Each patient will have access to a program plan developed specifically to their needs and strengths. Programs are offered with the support of social workers, occupational therapists and workers, psychologists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, resident care workers, pastoral care and volunteers.  Patient programming includes:


  • Music Therapy and Groups;
  • Social Reminiscence Group to support the Senior population with social stimulation and companionship using positive historical memorabilia;
  • Church Services;
  • Walking, Yoga, Gym and Sports Programs;
  • Psychosocial School Program (Unit 7);
  • Community Integration Programs (eg. outings, dances, camps, picnics);
  • Life Skills / Community Access;
  • AA Meetings;
  • Bingo;
  • Craft, Gardening, Cooking and Grocery Shopping Groups;
  • Drop-In Group (trivia/social skills);
  • Wellness Group – Mindfulness, Thinking Style, Goal setting, coping skills, relaxation (Unit 3); and
  • The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) Group.

When can I visit a patient?
Visitors play an important supportive role in meeting a patient’s needs during their care in hospital. General visiting hours and guidelines help balance a patient’s need for visitors and the health care team’s responsibility to provide timely treatments and procedures. At certain times, special temporary restrictions may be added to ensure the hospital is a safe environment for patients, visitors and the health care team.

Visiting hours are:
Monday to Friday:  5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:  1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How can I donate?
Hillsborough Hospital accepts donation that are used to support programming that benefit patients and their overall well-being. To make a donation, call or write to:

Hillsborough Hospital
115 Deacon Grove
PO Box 1929
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N5
Telephone: (902) 368-5400

Can I volunteer at Hillsborough Hospital?
Volunteers provide assistance to patients and their families. If you wish to volunteer at Hillsborough Hospital, complete the Volunteer Services Application Form [PDF | 27 KB] and drop it off or mail it to:

Volunteer Services
Hillsborough Hospital
PO Box 1929
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N5

For more information, contact Volunteer Services at (902) 368-5466.

How do I contact Hillsborough Hospital?
Health PEI - Hillsborough Hospital Hillsborough Hospital
115 Deacon Grove Lane
PO Box 1929
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N5
Telephone:  (902) 368-5400
Fax:  (902) 368-5467

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