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Centennial Building

The Centennial Building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It is home to inpatient units and offers a variety programs and services.

Contact

Main Switchboard: 902-473-2700
Patient Switchboard: 902-473-1510

​Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day except during a rest period between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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

Parking

The parking lot entrances are located on University Ave. and South Park St. A parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change or your credit card. The following fees apply: 

  • $3 per hour for the first two hours
  • $2.50 for the third hour
  • $2 for each additional hour
  • There is a maximum daily rate for $14.50

Special rates are available for the family of long-term inpatients after the patient's has been in hospital for two weeks. See the nursing station on your patient's floor for more information.
 
Discounted rates may also be available for outpatients with long-term treatment schedules. See your clinic's registration area for more information.            

Free Shuttle Service

Patients and families who are mobile and need transportation between the Victoria General (VG) and Halifax Infirmary (HI) sites are welcome to take the QEII shuttle.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi in certain areas of the facility.

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 Services

TV Service

Bedside TV service is available at no charge if you request, receive and pay for a private or semi-private room either personally or by using your private health insurance.  If you do not have private health insurance, the following rates apply:

  • Premium TV: $12.45 per day plus taxes

Please note: A portion of the revenues generated is returned to the hospital to help fund various hospital improvements.

 How to set up bedside TV service

  • To activate your television, just dial 2999 from your bedside telephone.
  • A customer service representative is available every day between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to address any questions or concerns, receive cash payment and process your request.

Phone Service

During your stay in hospital, you also have the option of activating your bedside phone. 

How to connect, transfer or disconnect your telephone

  • Dial 499 from your bedside telephone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your telephone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
  • BellAliant’s office is open seven days a week (except holidays), 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • If you have questions about the service, please call 1-800-760-8969. 
  • When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.
  • If you forget to request your hospital phone disconnected before discharged to home, call 1-800-760-8969 Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to arrange disconnection.

Service and connection rates

  • There is a $10 connection charge to set up in-hospital phone service. 
  • The following fees also apply:
    • $2 per day for the first 15 days
    • $1.25 per day for each additional day up to and including 30 days
    • $0.75 for each day after 30 days 

Billing

  • 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. 
  • Your bill can be paid the same way you would pay any other BellAliant bill.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. 

You can choose from a variety of options each day. The menus typically include: 

  • Breakfast: An assortment of homemade muffins, hot and cold cereals, yogurt and fruit, coffee or tea. 
  • Lunch: Choose from soup and sandwiches, mixed vegetables, pasta and casseroles, including dessert of fresh fruit or a sweet. 
  • Supper: Options include meat, fish, potatoes and vegetables.   

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

The procedure for ordering meals will be further discussed on admission by dietetic technicians. If you need help filling out your menu, or feel you or your family member may be unable fill out the menus daily, please talk to the dietetic technicians. 

Cafeteria and Coffee Shops

Scotia Room Restaurant and Starbucks
Main floor, Victoria Building 

Starbucks
Mon-Fri 6:30AM - 9:00 p.m
Sat, Sun and Holidays -  7:00AM - 9:00 p.m

Grill
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m 7 days a week. ('Grab and go' food available until 9:00 p.m)

Bank Machines

Bank machines are located in the lobby and the Scotia Room Restaurant.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.  

About

The Centennial Building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It is home to inpatient units and offers a variety programs and services.

QEII Health Sciences Centre Redevelopment News and Updates

You can get information and updates about the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre HERE.

Places to Stay Nearby

If you are from outside the Halifax area and need a place to stay, there are not-for-profit lodgings located near the QEII site that specialize in accommodations for patients and families

Halifax Haven Guest Home
5897 Inglis St.
902-421-1650

Point Pleasant Lodge 
1121 South Park St.
902-421-1599

The Lodge that Gives (The Cancer Lodge)
5826 South St.
902-420-1849

Learn More

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Clinics, Programs and Services

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Offered at 13 locations

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program to support your heart health and management of cardiovascular risk factors to decrease your risk for cardiac events.  There are many benefits to attending cardiac...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond Strait area 
Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion 

Phone: 902-863-7192  
or 902-863-7193

You need a physician referral to access this program.

Eye Care Centre

Offered at 2 locations

Members of the Eye Care Centre provide medical, surgical and emergency eye care services to patients across Atlantic Canada.

The Eye Care Centre features modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment required...

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 31 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Appointments are made upon referral only.

Referrals are accepted by family doctors, other specialty doctors, other ophthalmologists and optometrists. Urgent referrals are accepted as well, usually triaged by the Red Eye clinic team.

Victoria General Medicine - Surgery - Cancer Care Program

Offered at 4 locations

The Victoria General Medicine/Surgery/Cancer Care program is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians who work collaboratively with other members of the health care team within the medicine/surgery/cancer care and transplant services...

Clinicians receive referrals from various referral sources, depending on the service required. 

Contact

Lindsay Dickson, Program Manager
Tel: 902-473-1284
lindsay.dickson@nshealth.ca

General inquiries:
902-473-5180

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