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Guysborough Memorial Hospital

Guysborough Memorial Hospital serves the health care needs of the residents of Guysborough County. The hospital has a partnership with the Guysborough Youth Health Center and is adjacent to the Milford Haven Home for Special Care.



Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

*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.


Free parking. 

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi.

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 and phone services are available in all inpatient rooms. 

TV Service

TV and cable are available in all inpatient care areas, free of charge. 

Phone Service

Bedside phone service is available in all inpatient rooms. There is a fee for this service. Instructions for setting up the phone service are located on the bed.         

Inpatients Meals

Inpatients are provided with daily meals. Below are the approximate meal times:

  • Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: noon
  • Supper: 5 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There are full-time and volunteer religious and spiritual care workers available. Staff can help families or patients contact a chaplain.

Diabetes Centre

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 7:30 am - 9:30 am
tue May 28 7:30 am - 9:30 am
wed May 29 7:30 am - 9:30 am
thu May 30 7:30 am - 9:30 am
fri May 31 Closed

(902) 533-3702

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.

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Laboratory Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Emergency Care Site

sat May 25 Open 24 hours
sun May 26 Open 24 hours
mon May 27 Open 24 hours
tue May 28 Open 24 hours
wed May 29 Open 24 hours
thu May 30 Open 24 hours
fri May 31 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located through the main entrance of the hospital. Please register at the front desk when you arrive. The department is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Virtual urgent care service is available onsite Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hours are subject to change.

To access virtual urgent care, anyone with urgent but non-life-threatening health concerns over the age of five can come to the emergency department to see the triage nurse. If you meet the criteria for virtual urgent care, a Nova Scotia Health team member will support you by providing the technology and a quiet space for your virtual appointment with a physician. If you need help immediately, call 911.

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. 

Mobile Primary Care Units

sat May 25 not available
sun May 26 not available
mon May 27 not available
tue May 28 not available
wed May 29 not available
thu May 30 not available
fri May 31 not available

To schedule an appointment, please call 902-338-0314. Phone lines will be open at 8:30 a.m. on April 20 and 8:00 a.m. on April 21 for same-day appointment booking. The number of appointments each day is limited. 

Public Health Office

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: 1-877-742-2571

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...

sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
fri May 31 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tel: 902-742-3542
Fax: 902-749-0759


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...

Cobequid Community Health Centre

sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 31 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Physiotherapists are primary care professionals which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to a physiotherapist.

In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete an Outpatient Physiotherapy Referral on your behalf.


Tel: 902-869-6116
Fax: 902-865-6018

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 21 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)


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...

sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri May 31 8:00 am - 5:00 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 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.

Service Statuses

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