The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was originally built in the 1970’s as a 274-bed acute care facility, and is the main referral hospital for all of Prince Edward Island. In August 2006 it was decided that a redevelopment of the facility was necessary to support the major changes that have been made for both inpatient and outpatient care, and also to meet the demands of the aging population.


The redevelopment needed to provide a facility that would decrease the need for inpatient care in the future, and reduce wait times on surgeries and emergency department visits.

The new departments design strategy was to provide a space that ensured adaptability, efficiency, ergonomics and collaborative spaces for staff. All of these components were key  for implementing a space that will support the care giver, patient and partner in care, and have the flexibility to support growth and changes in technology.