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Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital is the regional referral and trauma centre for Cape Breton Island. The Cape Breton Regional is part of a four hospital complex that also includes Glace Bay, New Waterford Consolidated and Northside General Hospitals.

Contact

Patient Switchboard: 902-564-5566
Administrative Switchboard: 902-567-8000

COVID 19 Information

Changes have been implemented to limit access to health care facilities to support the measures that have been put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus.

We understand these restrictions are concerning for our patients and their families; however, they are in place to protect our patients, the public and our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public access to Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) is limited to the front entrance. A security desk at this entrance will be staffed by security and NSHA personnel. Visitors will be asked which patient they are visiting or which health program or service they are looking to access. This information will be verified before the visitor will be allowed to enter the hospital. Visitors will also be asked screening questions.

There will not be any access to CBRH through the pedway link with Health Park.

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit  http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-home/nova-scotia-health-visitor-restrictions for up-to-date information.

Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. There are exceptions to visiting hours. Visitor restrictions may vary based on the unit. Please check with nursing staff.

*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

A $3 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital.

WiFi and Internet Access

There is free public Wifi. To request access, send an email to wifi@cbdha.nshealth.ca requesting connection. There will be an automated reply with the information required.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & Phone in your Room

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

TV and Phone in your Room

TV Service

TVs are available in most patient rooms. There is a cost to setting up TV services. Please check with your nursing staff.

Phone Service

Bedside phones are also available in most patient rooms. 

To connect your phone service, dial 499 from your bedside telephone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your telephone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.

When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.

Daily service and connection charges are billed to your BellAliant home telephone account. 

If you are with another provider, BellAliant will create a separate account for the duration of your hospital stay. 

Inpatients Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order.  Please check with nursing staff if you have any questions about ordering your food. 

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, Basement floor (Level 1).
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The hospital is connected to HealthPark by a pedway. There is a Tim Horton’s, Subway and Pharmasave  on the first floor of HealthPark.

Bank Machines

There are two bank machines at the hospital. One is located near the main entrance and the other machine is outside of the cafeteria.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

The chapel is located near the main entrance of the hospital. There are designated family rooms on different units. Please check with nursing staff if you want to use one.

About

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital is the regional referral and trauma centre for Cape Breton Island. The Cape Breton Regional is part of a four hospital complex that also includes Glace Bay, New Waterford Consolidated and Northside General Hospitals.

Blood Collection Location

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 Closed
sat Jul 20 Closed

(902) 567-8000 x2412

Bacterial testing is currently not available at this location. Please drop samples to Bureau Veritas Laboratories, 465 George St, Sydney, NS (902-567-1255). Chemical testing is still available through the NSH clinical laboratories and sent to CZ Environmental Services.

Covid testing Centres

Emergency Care Site

sun Jul 14 Open 24 hours
mon Jul 15 Open 24 hours
tue Jul 16 Open 24 hours
wed Jul 17 Open 24 hours
thu Jul 18 Open 24 hours
fri Jul 19 Open 24 hours
sat Jul 20 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located at the front of the hospital. It is open 24 hours, seven days a week*.  

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

You can also find estimated wait times for Cape Breton Regional and other select locations:

NSH Emergency Department wait times

Mobile Primary Care Units

sun Jul 14 not available
mon Jul 15 not available
tue Jul 16 not available
wed Jul 17 not available
thu Jul 18 not available
fri Jul 19 not available
sat Jul 20 not available

To schedule an appointment, please call 902-574-3275. Phone lines will be open at 3 p.m. same-day appointment booking. The number of appointments each day is limited. Hospital parking rates apply at $3.00. 

Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing

Offered at 9 locations

A bone density scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone.

The scan may help your health care provider to determine...

sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 Closed
wed Jul 17 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 Closed
sat Jul 20 Closed

A physician referral is required to access this service.

Contact:
1-877-742-2571

How do I change or cancel an appointment?
Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your appointment and service.


You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Breast Screening (External Site)

Offered at 10 locations

Breast screening in Nova Scotia is administered by the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

You can find them at https://nsbreastscreening.ca/

To book a screening appointment, women over the age of 40 who have no breast problems and no breast implants may self-refer by calling:

HRM: 473-3960

Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

A file will be made for you when you Call to book your screening mammogram appointment that includes your name, date of birth, mailing address and health card number. You do not need to have a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. However, please provide us with the name of your family doctor so that we can forward information regarding your mammogram results.

This service is available for all asymptomatic women over the age of 40 who have a current Canadian Health Card. Please have your health card ready when you call.

CAT Scan (CT)

Offered at 13 locations

CAT scans are a series of images that are made by a highly sophisticated computer and X-ray machine. CAT scans give more detailed pictures of bone and soft tissue organs...

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
tue Jul 16 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
wed Jul 17 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
thu Jul 18 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
fri Jul 19 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

How do I cancel/change my appointment?

Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your CT scan appointment.

You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Chronic Kidney Disease (Renal) Clinic

Offered at 3 locations

The Chronic Kidney Disease (Renal) Clinic helps individuals preserve their kidney function, manage their kidney disease and prepare for treatment options.

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral from your family doctor to Nephrology is required to access this Renal Clinic.

Tel: 902-742-3542 x1646

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Offered at 9 locations

Nova Scotia Health offers chronic pain self-management in-person and virtual services and at clinics in locations around the province.


Some of the pain management strategies discussed in our program may...

The Yarmouth PMSP is currently suspended due to staffing issues surrounding COVID-19.  Please check back for details.

4th floor, building C
Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program
Tel 902 742-3542x1460

Chronic Pain Services

Offered at 10 locations

Chronic pain services helps individuals manage pain and improve their health, function and well-being. The chronic pain teams provides assessments, treatments and education for people with chronic pain.   

The teams...

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sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 Closed
tue Jul 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 Closed
fri Jul 19 Closed
sat Jul 20 Closed

A referral from your primary care provider (doctor or Nurse Practitioner) is required to be seen in this clinic.   

Contact:

Tel: 902-742-3542 x 1692

*This clinic is only available when there is an active/established access to an anesthesiologist

COPD - INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Offered at 11 locations

The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program brings together a team of professionals to provide education and support to people with COPD and their families in their homes to help them cope...

Topics
sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Closed

Tel: 902-740-2881
Fax: 902-742-8418
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

Early Mobility Program

Offered at 9 locations

To reduce the risk of people becoming frailer in hospital, Nova Scotia Health’s Frailty and Elder Care Network is taking steps to enhance how we deliver services to seniors and...

The Early Mobility Program is for patients aged 65+ in hospital who are moving well, but may be at risk of losing strength and mobility while in hospital are assessed by a member of the care team using the Clinical Frailty Scale. This could happen in the emergency department or on an inpatient unit. Based on their level of frailty, they may be referred to our Early Mobility Program during their hospital stay. If you have any questions about the Mobility Program, please ask a member of your care team.

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

If you...

Topics

All Saints Springhill Hospital

General inquiries:
Tel: 902–597–7128

A referral (requisition) from your doctor and an appointment are required for an EKG.

Patients with requisitions for EKGs can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca

Facility Dialysis Units

Offered at 4 locations

Facility Dialysis Units provide hemodialysis in a hospital setting to inpatients, outpatients and patients in intensive care.  They provide support to satellite dialysis and home dialysis units in their program.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
tue Jul 16 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
wed Jul 17 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
thu Jul 18 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
fri Jul 19 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
sat Jul 20 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

A referral is required through the Renal Program.

Tel: 902-567-7817

Satellites:  Glace Bay Hospital, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Northside General Hospital, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Strait Richmond Hospital

Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)

Offered at 3 locations

Over 80 per cent of fractures (broken bones) in patients over the age of 50 are caused by osteoporosis.  Already having a fracture places a person at much higher risk...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

This is not a referral based program. The FLS Nurse will proactively identify patients presenting with the appropriate fracture types and follow up with them either as an inpatient or in the outpatient orthopaedic clinic.

The FLS clinic is located in suite LL01
Tel: 902-564-4352
Fax: 902-563-8465

Heart Function Clinics

Offered at 4 locations

Nova Scotia Health offers heart function clinics in locations around the province.

Please note that this program varies by location.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

This service is only available to clients referred by a specialist.

Contact:

Tel: 902-567-8066
Fax: 902-567-8161

Program Details

Cape Breton Heart Function Clinic

The Cape Breton Heart Function Clinic offers education, optimization of heart failure medication, and therapies for people who have suffered heart failure. Patients will see a nurse and a specialist which may include a registered dietitian.

The visit includes education, drug therapies and more.

Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement

Offered at 14 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have hip pain that is caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools to...

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact

Pre-habilitation Program
Tel: 902-742-3541

Home Dialysis Unit

Offered at 3 locations

The Home Dialysis Unit provides home dialysis training and management to individuals that wish to maintain their independence by performing their own dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) at home.

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral is required through the Renal Programs in Halifax, Yarmouth and Sydney.

Contact
Tel: 902-742-3542x1646

Interventional Radiology

Offered at 6 locations

Interventional radiology (also known as angiography) is a test guided by X-rays to diagnose or treat diseases in your body. These procedures are done using a needle and a narrow...

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue Jul 16 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed Jul 17 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu Jul 18 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri Jul 19 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral from a primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Offered at 15 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have knee pain that is often caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools...

Topics

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact

Pre-habilitation Program
Tel: 902-742-3541

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Offered at 9 locations

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to take detailed images of organs and tissues (muscles and fat) throughout the body, without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a powerful...

sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
tue Jul 16 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
wed Jul 17 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
thu Jul 18 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
fri Jul 19 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Closed

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Mammogram

Offered at 10 locations

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast. It is used to help detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammograms are used on women and men who have symptoms of...

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue Jul 16 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
wed Jul 17 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
fri Jul 19 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Women or men that have symptoms of a breast problem should to go to the family doctor and get a referral.  

Women over the age of 40 with no breast problems or implants may self-refer by calling the numbers below. Please have your health card number ready when you call.

HRM: 902-473-3960 or Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Offered at 1 location

Neonatal services refers to the care of newborns that require observation and care immediately following birth. The care provided in neonatal services is specialized with a health care team made...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

If your newborn requires neonatal services they will be transferred to the neonatal nursery.

Contact
Tel: 902-567-7839

Located on level 3

Nuclear Medicine Tests

Offered at 9 locations

Nuclear medicine tests help diagnose a variety of diseases. A very small, safe amount of a medical isotope (radioactive substance) is injected into a vein, swallowed or breathed in. Specials...

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue Jul 16 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed Jul 17 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu Jul 18 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri Jul 19 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF)

Offered at 6 locations

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF) provides surgery to treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face and jaws.

Various types of

...

Topics

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

The majority of patients are seen initially for a consultation appointment only. Following the consult, a decision is made regarding the necessity and timing of surgery.

Patients must be referred by a physician or dentist to be seen in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic.

Referrals must include the patient’s name, date of birth, health card number/expiry date, phone numbers for day and evening and a complete mailing address with postal code.

Referral forms may be mailed, faxed or emailed to: 
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Victoria General Hospital 
1276 South Park Street 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3H 2Y9 
Fax: 902-473-6855 
Email: omfsbooking@cdha.nshealth.ca

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855 

Pediatric Inpatient Services

Offered at 4 locations

Nurses experienced in the care of children and their families provide service for children who require hospitalization.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to remain in hospital with children throughout the course of...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

A referral from your primary care provider is required.

Contact

Tel: 902-867-4500x4400

Physiotherapy

Offered at 39 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

All Saints Springhill Hospital

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-597-7165
Fax: 902-597-7100

Pre-admission (aka Pre-assessment) Clinic

Offered at 9 locations

The Pre Admission clinic is an information session that will prepare you for your upcoming surgery. It is an hour or sometimes longer patient information session with a nurse to...

To get an appointment at the clinic, you will be contacted by the pre-admission clerical support staff.

Contact

Day Surgery
Tel: 902-742-3541 ext. 1778

Located omn the 1st Floor, Building C

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 22 locations

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in medical forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Delivered...

SANE services are supportive, nonjudgmental and confidential. SANE care can be provided to you by doing one of the following:

  • Go to any open emergency department. At those centres where SANE Program response is provided, the staff will call the SANE. At other locations, staff will coordinate care or provide information regarding nearest SANE response site.
  • Call local police or RCMP
  • Through your primary health care provider
  • Call the SANE 24 hour response line for this area at 1-833-577-SANE (7263)

Ultrasound

Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...

sun Jul 14 Closed
mon Jul 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Closed

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

All Saints Springhill Hospital

sun Jul 14 Unavailable
mon Jul 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Unavailable

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-597-7128

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

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