Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in an improved ventilation system for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, May 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Investments in key infrastructure create strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and buildings to clean energy projects and ventilation systems, reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities for growth and development today so they are better prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Today, Sean Caseydeputy of Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Terry CampbellQueen Elizabeth Hospital Administrator, announced funding for upgrades to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s ventilation system.

The funding will support the replacement of the hospital’s No. 5 Air Handling Unit system, which supplies supply, return and exhaust air to the physical rehabilitation unit. The project will also provide several rooms with new exhaust fans with improved controls and valves for better air volume control and improved energy efficiency.

These upgrades will help improve the quality of patient care by providing hospital staff, patients and their loved ones with better ventilation and air filtration for a healthier and safer environment.

The government of Canada invest more than $524,000 in this project through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while Health PEI invest more than $130,000.


“The Queen Elizabeth Hospital provides top-notch healthcare and compassionate staff work around the clock to ensure a patient’s stay is safe and comfortable. The investment we make will help improve the well-being of staff, patients and their loved ones for years to come. “

Sean Caseydeputy of Charlottetownin the name of the Honorable Dominique LeBlancMinister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Infrastructure isn’t just bricks and mortar, it’s about the people we serve and the communities that benefit from it. These upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, our province’s leading referral hospital, will improve the quality of patient care and ensure patients and hospital staff have clean, healthy air.”

The Honorable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“It is very important to maintain our facilities and ensure that they provide the best possible environment for care. The new air handling unit will help ensure that the air quality at QEH is excellent and that patients, staff and visitors are safe and healthy.

Terry CampbellQEH Administrator

Fast facts

  • Under Invest in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
  • Over the past six years, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $50.7 million towards 31 COVID-19 resilience infrastructure flow projects across Prince Edward Island under Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.
  • During this period, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $45 billion in communities through Canada support modern, world-class public infrastructure, including more than $1.9 billion for COVID-19 response infrastructure projects.
  • Infrastructure Canada helps address the complex challenges Canadians face every day, from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change and environmental threats to our waters and lands.

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For further information: Contacts: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]; April Gallant, Senior Communications Officer, Transportation and Infrastructure, Government of Prince Edward Island, 902-368-5112, [email protected]; Everton McLean, Director of Communications, Health PEI, 902-368-4974, [email protected]; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]

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