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Western Hospital

About Western Hospital
Western Hospital is a 27-bed - 25 medical and two palliative -  community hospital in Alberton that provides emergency, inpatient, ambulatory and palliative 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.

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 at Western Hospital from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. as a Collaborative Emergency Centre, or you can call 9-1-1 for assistance.

Learn more about Visiting the Emergency Department.

What is a Collaborative Emergency Centre?
A Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) is an innovative way to improve access to both primary health care and emergency care. A CEC team includes paramedics with Advanced Life Support training and emergency nurses who will provide urgent care assessment in consultation with an on-call emergency physician.

What medical services can I access?
Western Hospital provides laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dialysis and nutrition counseling.

Visiting consultants offer clinics in geriatrics, psychiatry and pap screening.

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.

Daily visiting hours are:


11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How can I donate?
The Western Hospital Foundation and Western Hospital Auxiliary are groups of community volunteers who fundraise, collect and utilize funds to benefit the health of residents in Western Prince Edward Island. Donations are used to purchase necessary medical equipment and resources to support and improve patient care and comfort. To make a donation, call, email or write to:


Western Hospital Foundation
PO Box 499
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0
Telephone:  (902) 859-8650
Western Hospital Auxiliary
148 Poplar Street
PO Box 10
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0
Telephone:  (902) 859-8650

How can I volunteer?
If you are a student and wish to volunteer at Western Hospital, contact the Director of Nursing at (902) 853-8650.

How do I contact Western Hospital?
Health PEI - Western Hospital, Alberton Western Hospital
148 Poplar Street
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0
Telephone:  (902) 853-8650 (Main desk)
Fax:  (902) 853-8658

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