Reduction of Services at Prince County Hospital

February 1st, 2024 | News

February 1, 2024

City of Summerside,

I am writing to express the full support of the Residential Rental Association of PEI for the City of Summerside’s call to re-open the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Prince County Hospital (PCH). The absence of an ICU poses a significant risk to the residents of Summerside and Western PEI, and we believe it is crucial to address this issue promptly. In addition, this puts an increased strain on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Ensuring the availability of healthcare services, especially critical facilities like the ICU, is paramount to the well-being of our community members. The potential risks and challenges associated with not having an ICU at PCH are alarming, and we endorse the City of Summerside’s advocacy efforts to rectify this situation.

Additionally, we recognize that the private sector has been proactive in addressing housing needs, picking up the slack to create and maintain rental housing supply. However, we urge the government to provide financial support to make these efforts more viable. By doing so, funds can be appropriately re-allocated to prioritize critical sectors such as healthcare.

We believe that a balanced and collaborative approach is essential to address the varied needs of our community. The government’s assistance in making rental housing more financially viable will not only support the private sector but also contribute to a more stable and resilient community.

Thank you for your attention to these important matters. We look forward to positive and proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community members.

June Ellis
Executive Director
Residential Rental Association of PEI