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The Dickson building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It houses the cancer care program, the James and Edna Claydon radiation treatment centre and a number of outpatient clinics.

Contact

Main Switchboard: 902-473-2700

Parking

The parking lot entrances are located on University Ave. and South Park St. When you exit the parking lot, you can pay the parking fee by cash or 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

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 & Internet Access

Patients and visitors have free access to wireless internet.

Food & Drink

Follow signs to the Victoria Building (attached directly, wheelchair accessible), where you will find the Scotia Room Restaurant and Starbucks on the Main floor.

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

Spiritual Spaces & Quiet Rooms

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

Bank Machines

There is a bank machine located in the lobby.

About

The Dickson building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It houses the cancer care program, the James and Edna Claydon radiation treatment centre and a number of outpatient clinics.

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

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Clinics, Programs and Services

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.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue May 21 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed May 22 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu May 23 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri May 24 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

Tel: 902-567-8067

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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The pain self-management program is normally held at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, however due to the pandemic we are currently holding the program virtually.

Contact:
Ph: 902-567-8183 option 5

This is a 6 week program held twice per week on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 1:15 to 2:45. It is an interdisciplinary group program where patients learn non-medical ways of managing pain:

  •     Week 1: Impact of Pain on Body & Mind
  •     Week 2: Tension Reduction
  •     Week 3: Energy Conservation
  •     Week 4: Pain & Cognition
  •     Week 5: Activities of Daily living & Goal setting
  •     Week 6: Moving Forward Skillfully

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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Cape Breton Regional Hospital

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A referral from your primary care provider (doctor or Nurse Practitioner) is required to be seen in one of our clinics.   

Contact:

Tel: 902-567-8183
Fax: 902-567-8188

Colposcopy Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. The microscope allows the doctor to see the cervix and other areas in detail. The doctor...

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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

sat May 18 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
tue May 21 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
wed May 22 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
thu May 23 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
fri May 24 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

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.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue May 21 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed May 22 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu May 23 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri May 24 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

Contact

Tel: 902-567-8067

Hypertension Clinic

Offered at 1 location

We treat, educate and support patients with hypertension and their families. People, ranging in age from very young adults to the elderly, are seen in the clinic from across the...

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Referrals from physicians throughout the province are accepted at fax # - (902) 473-8430

Contact

Located on the4th Floor
phone  - 902-473-4145
fax - 902 473-8430

STI and STD Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The STI Clinic continues to provide confidential services by health care providers who specialize in assessing and managing STIs. However because of the need for physical distancing to prevent COVID...

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
tue May 21 Unavailable
wed May 22 Unavailable
thu May 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
fri May 24 Unavailable

To get an appointment at this clinic, call 902-473-2272 between 1 and 3 p.m. on Monday and Thursday and the nurse will ask you a few questions to determine if you need to be seen and give you an appointment for that evening*. 

*At this time we can only book same-day appointments.

How do I find the clinic?

Enter through the main entrance of the Dickson Building, then take the elevator to the 5th floor. Turn right off the elevator and we are the desk right in front of you.

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

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.

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

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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