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Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital is located in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. The hospital opened in 1976 and has inpatient beds. The hospital is also attached to the Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre.

There is no emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital.  There is an urgent treatment centre.


Administrative Switchboard: 902-885-2554

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit for up-to-date information.

Visitors are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference and care needs. Rest periods are discussed between family and nursing staff.


Free parking is available on-site.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

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

  • 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.

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

Bedside TV services are available in each of the patient rooms through Bell Satellite service. The following rates apply:

  • Daily: $5
  • Weekly: $25
  • Monthly: $100
  • Palliative care patients and patients approved and awaiting long term care receive this as a free service.

How to set up bedside TV service

  • If you wish to activate your TV, let your nursing staff know.  
  • Staff are available from Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  to set up your TV service.
  • We can address any questions or concerns, receive cash payment and process your request.

Phone Service

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

How to connect, transfer or disconnect your phone

  • Dial 499 from your bedside phone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your phone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
  • BellAliant’s office is open Monday to Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except holidays. 
  • 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 & 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 


  • 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 Vending Machines

Lighthouse Café, main level
Hours of operation: 
Daily: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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.  

Blood Collection Location

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 7:30 am - 10:30 am
tue Jun 18 7:30 am - 10:30 am
wed Jun 19 7:30 am - 10:30 am
thu Jun 20 7:30 am - 10:30 am
fri Jun 21 Closed
sat Jun 22 Closed

(902) 885-3612

Samples must be collected using the water testing bottles provided by NS Health. E.Coli & Coliform testing is a white top 100 ML bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing is a black top 200 ML bottle

Pick Up and Drop-off hours are the same

Urgent Treatment Centre

sun Jun 16 Not available
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
sat Jun 22 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

 Patients will be seen by appointment only.

This service provides consistent access to care in this community and mean those with unexpected, but non-life-threatening health concerns will be able to receive care the same day.Patients who require emergency care should continue to call 911.

Appointments can be made by calling 902-885-2554 during operating hours. Choose the option for urgent care.

Covid testing Centres

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am
tue Jun 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am
wed Jun 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am
thu Jun 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am
fri Jun 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am
sat Jun 22 Closed

Rapid test pick up and PCR testing, both by appointment only.

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Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

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...


General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819

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

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 33 locations

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in...


Offered at 40 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...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

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

Tel: 902-532-7446

Social Work

Offered at 9 locations

Social Workers help with:

  • Adjustment or coping with illness, injury, and disability
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Complex discharge needs (care at home, nursing home...
sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

Referrals to an NSH social worker can be made by patients, family members, friends, community agencies and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.




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...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-532-2381

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at 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.

Accessing Primary Care

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Answer a few quick questions to receive personalized instructions for accessing Nova Scotia Health's primary care options near you including in-person, virtual and telephone options.

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