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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

About Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the provincial referral centre for specialized hospital services. The 243-bed facility provides emergency, surgical, inpatient and ambulatory care services.

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.

For a listing of services offered at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other information, view the Patient Services Directory [PDF | 1.13 MB].

What if I need emergency care?
If you or someone in your care has an urgent medical condition or is experiencing a health crisis emergency services are available 24 hours/day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital or call 9-1-1

Learn more about Visiting the Emergency Department.

When can I visit a patient?
Visitors play an important supportive role in meeting a patient’s needs during their stay 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.

General visiting hours:  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rest period (No visiting): 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Intensive Care (ICU) / Coronary Care (CCU) / Progressive Care (PCU):

  • Only immediate family is allowed and no more than two visitors at a time. Access is dependent on the patient’s condition.
  • Before entering ICU/CCU, please inquire with nurses by using either the telephone found in the lounge or outside the ICU door.
  • Children (of any age) may visit when accompanied by an adult and at the discretion of the health care team.

  • Two adult visitors may be with a patient at any time.
  • For admitted emergency patients, please follow general visiting hours.

Gynecology (Unit 4):
  • General visiting hours are to be followed.

Labour and Delivery:
  • Patients will have a maximum of two support people at a time.
  • No children under the age of 12 are permitted.

Maternity (Unit 4):
  • A newborn’s parents, siblings (of any age) of the baby and grandparents are welcome at any time.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) / Nursery:
  • Parents are asked to identify a maximum of four visitors over the age of 12 years who can visit. Only two visitors may visit at a time.
  • Siblings (any age) of the baby may visit in the nursery.

Pediatrics (Unit 5):
  • Parents, siblings (of any age) and grandparents are allowed any time (or another caregiver at the discretion of the parents). For other visitors, no more than two visitors at a time may visit during general visiting hours. No other children under the age of 12 are permitted.

Psychiatry (Unit 9):
  • Visiting hours:  Monday to Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m; and
    Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Special consideration is given to personal caregivers or others required by the care team to attend meetings, conferences, education sessions, therapy sessions, etc.

What is the Ambulatory Care Centre?
Ambulatory care includes a range of same-day hospital services that patients receive by scheduled appointment. Ambulatory care patients do not require an overnight stay in a hospital. View the Ambulatory Care Services brochure.

Providing services in an ambulatory care setting has become the preferred standard for care. Services provided at the QEH Ambulatory Care Centre include:

How can I make an appointment for my child to see a pediatrician?
Children are seen at the QEH Pediatric Clinic on a referral basis and arrangements for an appointment can be made through your family doctor. Bring your child’s health card and any medications they are taking to all appointments. If you received a questionnaire in the mail, it must be completed and returned to the clinic within 1-2 weeks before your child’s appointment.

If your child has a fever or a rash, let the clinic know in advance of the appointment. If you must miss an appointment, contact the clinic well in advance at (902) 894-2456.

Written reports will be sent to your family doctor after each visit. If your child has an unrelated problem that occurs between follow-up visits – this should be addressed by your family doctor, unless otherwise instructed. As a consultant, the Pediatrician does not replace your family doctor.

A new referral is usually required if your child has not been to the clinic for over a year.

Many children that come to the clinic have asthma or allergies. Please do not wear perfumes, colognes or heavily scented lotions.

Pediatric Clinic hours are:
Monday to Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Phone hours are:
 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In an emergency, call or go to the Emergency Department.

What is the Provincial Rehabilitation Unit?
The Provincial Rehabilitation Unit is a specialized 20-bed unit located at the QEH. Ten beds are designated for stroke rehabilitation and 10-beds for general rehabilitation. Patients admitted to the unit include those with stroke, brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury (both traumatic and disease-related), post-operative orthopedic surgery, multiple trauma and other disabling disorders of the musculoskeletal or neromuscular systems. View the Patient Handbook.

A physician referral to the department's Physiatrist, or their designate, is required for admission to the rehabilitation unit.

How can I donate?
The QEH Foundation raises funds for medical equipment for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. To make a donation, visit their website at or call, email or write to:

QEH Foundation
PO Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 8T5

Telephone: (902) 894-2425
Fax: (902) 894-2433

How can I volunteer?
If you would like to assist staff, patients/residents and families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, complete the Adult Volunteer Services Application Form and mail it to:

Volunteer Services
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
PO Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 8T5

Telephone:  (902) 894-2003

Youth Volunteers (youth that have completed Grade 9) wishing to volunteer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are asked not to submit the Adult Volunteer Services Application form. Youth volunteers are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Services Department directly by calling (902) 894-2003.

The Volunteer Handbook [ PDF | 241 KB] provides more detailed information about the Volunteer Services Program.

What other information is available:

How do I contact Queen Elizabeth Hospital?
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
60 Riverside Drive
PO Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 8T5

Telephone:  (902) 894-2111
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