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Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Soldiers Memorial Hospital is a full-service, community facility servicing a population of approximately 40,000. The hospital is located in Middleton, Nova Scotia.

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours. 

*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.

Contact

Administrative contact: 902-825-3411

Patient Switchboard: 902-825-4811

Parking

You MUST pay for parking at kiosk-machine inside the building, before returning to your car: 

1. Pay with cash, credit or debit at kiosk-machine inside the building 
2. Take ticket, and go to your car  
3. At exit gate scan ticket —parking gate will open 

NOTE: Parking ticket stub is valid for only 20 minutes. This is time to get to your car and exit parking lot.

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 Services

TV rental is available on most inpatient units except for the ALC Unit where there is a television in the common area. A credit card is required to rent a TV.  There are also TV’s available in all the inpatient common areas.

Phone Services

Bedside phones are available to for patients to rent. The cost is charged back to your home phone number.

Inpatient Meals

All patients are provided with meals and snacks during their stay. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria 
Hours of operation: 
Full service hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m 
Partial service hours: Monday to Friday 2:30 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. 
Weekends and holidays (partial service): 8 a.m.to 5:25 p.m.

Gift Shop

Carousel Gift Shop, lobby. 
Hours of operations: 
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Pastoral care is offered as part of its commitment to minister the needs of the total person. A small chapel is located on level 3. When using elevator A, turn right and walk down the hallway. It is the first door on your right. Nursing staff can help families or patients in contact a chaplain or clergy person of their choice. There are also two family rooms are available for families supporting a loved one receiving palliative care.

Bank Machines

A bank machine is located in the lobby.

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Service Statuses

Disruption
(Middleton, NS)

Emergency Department

Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, emergency department is open 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday).

Diabetes Centre

Public Health Office

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
fri May 31 Closed

(902) 825-3411

Water samples must be collected the same morning as drop-off and not the evening before using the water testing bottle and requisition 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

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Business Office Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SMH Switchboard (front desk registration) open 24/7

Blood Collection Location

Emergency Care Site

sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
tue May 28 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
wed May 29 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
thu May 30 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
fri May 31 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

The emergency department is open Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No patients will be registered in the emergency department after 1:30 p.m. on those days. 

The emergency room is on the main level of the hospital and to the left of the main entrance.

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.

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...

Topics

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-567-7922

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 https://booking.nshealth.ca

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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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

Tel: 902-567-7748
Fax: 902-567-7986

Physiotherapy

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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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

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

Tel: 902-567-7748
Fax: 902-567-7986

Primary Care Clinics

Offered at 19 locations

A primary care clinic provides short-term primary medical care for people on the Need a Family Practice Registry.

  • Your appointment may be provided in-person or virtually depending on your...

(Kings & Annapolis Primary Care Clinic)

This location is for people in the area who are on the Need a Family Practice Registry*.  You can call 1-866-400-0060 or 902-825-5206 from Monday - Friday.

*This clinic is also accepting limited same-day and next-day appointments.  Call 1-833-710-0110 for availability.  Telephone lines open starting at 8 a.m., Monday to Friday.  There is limited availability and appointments will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  

The available appointments could be at any one of four locations:

Seniors LINCS Program

Offered at 1 location

LINCS stands for Seniors Living Independently with Community Supports.

We are a multi-disciplinary team committed to improving the lives of seniors in Annapolis and Kings Counties. We help seniors stay...

Any health care provider can refer you to Seniors LINCS, including:

  • Family Doctor
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Continuing Care Coordinator
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Pharmacist

Ask your health care provider about being referred to the Seniors LINCS Program today.

Contact

Phone: 902-825-4421
Fax: 902-825-3670

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 1-877-880-SANE (7263)

Ultrasound

Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
tue May 28 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
wed May 29 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
thu May 30 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
fri May 31 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 902-567-7778

Well Woman Clinics

Offered at 27 locations

Well Woman Clinics offer a variety of health-related services and health education, delivered by a female doctor or nurse. The services and days and hours of operation vary by clinic.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Open to patients with no provider from across NS.

Cancer Screening & Early Detection, PAP Testing, IUD Placement and STI Screening offered

Appointments available regularly with female nurse / doctor

Call 1-877-794-5427

X-Ray

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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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: 902-567-7778

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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