Life in Alberton - Health Services
Western Hospital is the community hospital in Alberton and the principal acute care facility in West Prince. It is a 25-bed acute care, 2 bed pallative care facility providing out-patient, in-patient, physiotherapy, laboratory and radiology services. Four doctors, five full time Registered Nurses, 17 part time Registered Nurses, four full time Licensed Practical Nurses, and six part time Licensed Practical Nurses are on the medical staff of Western Hospital. Other medical services available in Alberton include homecare, occupational therapy, addictions services, mental health services, public health services, nutritional consultation, etc.
There are several doctors in Alberton that provide the services of a Family Physician. For more information, contact the Provincial Physician Patient Registry at 1-800-321-5492.
Several optometrists are available to offer their services in Alberton.
Dental services are available in the nearby communities of O'Leary and Tignish which are only a short driving distance from Alberton.
The Canadian Mental Health Association operates Hope Centre Clubhouse to assist the community with multiple services.
Maplewood Manor is a provincially operated, 48-bed, long term care facility, for residents over the age of 60, who suffer from chronic disabilities. Maplewood Manor provides full nursing services as well as a special care unit for people with dementia.
Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence
Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence is a licensed community care facility for Seniors. The Phillips Residence also provides assisted independent living apartments with services such as housekeeping, meals and laundry. Social/recreational activities, transportation to appointments, and community programs are also provided.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels has a list of volunteers who take turns delivering meals to people who may not be able to cook for themselves for various reasons. Meals are cooked at Maplewood Manor and are delivered five days a week to an average of ten people a day.
Transportation West will provide accessible transportation to individuals who have special needs, are limited in their mobility and lack access to transportation.
Senior, Family, and Social Services
If you are seeking information on issues such as housing or support services for seniors or families, please visit the Department of Community Services and Seniors or Health PEI websites and view the links that are listed.
You might also be interested in the services of Kids West. Kids West is a non-profit organization that offers family focus programs and services that provide support resources, training and information for parents and their children (ages 0-6 years) in the West Prince Area. All services are free of charge.
Full service pharmacies are centrally located on Main Street and Poplar Street to fill your prescription and medical needs.