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The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) is a multi-campus teaching and research organization located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It is comprised of two separate "campuses" – the Victoria site and the newer Halifax Infirmary site.

Phone Numbers:

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

Who we are 

The QEII plays a vital role in the region's healthcare landscape. It is affiliated with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, fostering collaboration between healthcare professionals and researchers. With a focus on specialized medical treatments, innovative therapies, and a commitment to advancing medical knowledge, the QEII Health Sciences Centre stands as a cornerstone of healthcare excellence, serving the diverse healthcare needs of the local community and beyond. 

Where we are 

The QEII encompasses 10 buildings on 2 sites in Halifax: 

The Halifax Infirmary (HI) site is home to:

The Victoria General (VG) site is home to:

This is a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre

  • You can download a printable map to help navigate the QEII here.


    Special parking rates are available for families of long-term inpatients after the patient’s 14th consecutive (back to back) day in hospital. Discounted rates are also offered for outpatients with long-term treatment schedules. Please ask staff at the nursing station or clinic registration desk for details.

    Shuttle service 

    Patients who need transportation between the HI and VG sites can take the patient and staff shuttle, which runs between sites every 20 minutes during the day.

    Shuttle pick-up and drop-off areas are located at the:

    • HI site
      • Outside Halifax Infirmary Building 
        1796 Summer Street 
        Leaves every 20 minutes starting at 6:15 a.m. and ending at 4:10 p.m.
    • VG site
      • Outside MacKenzie Building 
        5788 University Avenue 
        Leaves every 20 minutes starting at 6:22 a.m. and ending at 4:20 p.m.

    *Please note that the shuttle bus is not wheelchair accessible.*

    Local transportation 

    You can view local bus and ferry schedules for Halifax Transit at 
    For a taxi, you can call Yellow Cab at 902-420-0000 or pick up one of our taxi phones for direct access to Yellow Cab dispatch.


    Patients and visitors at the QEII have free access to wireless Internet services (Wi-Fi), generously provided by the Gauthier and David families through a gift to the QEII Foundation. Wi-Fi areas are marked with signs, and no password is needed. The network name is QEII_wifi.


    There are 2 drugstores located within the QEII.

    • HI site 
      Halifax Infirmary Building, 4th floor 
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    • VG site 
      Victoria Building, main floor along hallway to Centennial Building 
      9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


    There are 2 health sciences libraries located within the QEII. Patients, families, and staff are welcome to use the libraries, including available computer services. There is also free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) available at the libraries.

    • HI site

      • Halifax Infirmary Building, second floor, room 2201, 
        1796 Summer Street 
        Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
        Phone: 902-473-4296

    • VG site

      • Dickson Building, 
        5th floor, room 5106, 
        5820 University Avenue (behind the MacKenzie Building) 
        Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
        Phone: 902-473-8497

    Spiritual care and places of prayer and meditation

    These spaces are open 24 hours a day and are accessible to all who seek a place of peace and tranquility. Each space has an area set aside for worship, prayer, and meditation.

    • HI site

      • Halifax Infirmary Building, first floor, room 1211

      • Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, first floor, room 1510

    • VG site

      • Victoria Building, main floor, room 2007

    Church services are offered at the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building:

    • Inter-denominational worship - Sundays: 9:45 a.m.

    • Roman Catholic Eucharist (Communion) - Sundays: 10:45 a.m.

    There are also many sacred spaces in the surrounding community. If you have specific questions about churches, synagogues, mosques, or other sacred spaces, please contact Spiritual Care at 902-473-4055.


    Security Services ensures that all patients, families, visitors, and staff are safe at the QEII. To report a concern or for more information, visit or call:

    • HI site 
      Halifax Infirmary Building, room 1237 
      Phone: 902-473-4894

    • VG site 
      Dickson Building, main lobby 
      Phone: 902-473-2230

    Please note, the hospital is not responsible for lost or missing items. Please leave valuables at home.

    The QEII Foundation

    The QEII Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII. To learn more, or to contact the QEII Foundation: 
    Phone: 902-334-1546 
    Toll-free: 1-888-428-0220 
    Fax: 902-442-7172

    Mailing address: 
    5657 Spring Garden Road 
    Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005 
    Halifax, NS B3J 3R4

Patient Education Resources

Welcome to the QE II

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This pamphlet gives information on parking, the shuttle service, local transportation, wi-fi, cafeterias and restaurants, drugstores, spiritual care and places of prayer and meditation, patient relations, security, and more. This pamphlet is also available in French and Arabic.

Bienvenue au QE II

| .pdf

Cette brochure a été préparée dans le but d'aider les patients et leurs familles à se préparer en vue d'un séjour au QEII. Elle contient une vaste gamme de renseignements utiles, y compris les nombreux services offerts aux patients et aux familles. This pamphlet is also available in English and Arabic.

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