Charlottetown is served by the modern Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Riverside Drive. With approximately 300 beds, the hospital is also a referral centre for Queens County and the province as a whole.
There are a number of other long term health care facilities and community supports which provide a range of services to City residents. These include several nursing homes and community care establishments.
Family Violence Prevention Program
The City of Charlottetown has taken a tough stand on the prevention of family violence and made a commitment to become a corporate leader in the awareness, education, prevention and intervention of family violence.
Working in consultation with professionals in the field of family violence prevention, the City conducted an evidence-based needs analysis and environmental scan to help to determine their approach. The result was a program called Turning the Tide on Family Violence, a holistic approach to community awareness and education that facilitated intergovernmental, inter-jurisdictional and voluntary sector partnerships, strengthened the municipality’s regulatory and human resources framework and engaged citizen support and feedback through community outreach presentations, the internet and the media.
The cornerstone of this Program was an awareness and education session which incorporated four presentation modules and a video. This video was used individually and in combination to sensitize municipal workers to the issue of family violence and to help them better understand their role and responsibilities in stopping family violence within the community.
As part of the 2002 International Women’s Day celebrations the City of Charlottetown was pleased accept the Equality Recognition Award presented by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women.