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Victoria County Memorial Hospital

Baddeck's Victoria County Memorial opened in 1949 as a 23-bed Canadian Red Cross operated facility. In 1995, a new hospital was opened.

Victoria County Memorial Hospital does not have an emergency department.  You can learn more about the Victoria County Urgent Treatment Centre here.

Contact

Administrative Switchboard: 902-295-2112

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome from 8 a.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.

Parking

Free parking.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi. To request access to our guest wireless connection, please send an email to wifi@cbdha.nshealth.ca requesting connection information. There will be an automated reply with necessary information.

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 Service

A TV is provided in all inpatient rooms. There is no fee to use the TV.

Phone Service

You can hook up your own phone by calling your service provider. There is a $10 connection fee and you will be billed through your home phone. 

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a palliative care family room and a TV Room in the inpatient area
 

Diabetes Centre

Public Health Office

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

(902) 295-2112

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.

Drop-offs Currently suspended until further notice

Blood Collection Location

sun Closed
mon 8:00 am - 11:00 am
tue 8:00 am - 11:00 am
wed 8:00 am - 11:00 am
thu 8:00 am - 11:00 am
fri 8:00 am - 11:00 am
sat Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-563-8545 or toll free 1-833-395-1440 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Urgent Treatment Centre

sat May 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sun May 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

Hours are subject to change.

* Please note, there are a specific number of appointments available each day at the UTC.

Once those appointments are booked up, we will update the UTC voicemail, and place a sign in the UTC entrance letting the public know. 

We ask that you call back the next day the UTC is open to book an appointment. If you require emergent care for a life-threatening illness or injury, please call 911. 
You can also call 811 to speak with a registered nurse.

To get an appointment, call 902-295-2983 (no walk-ins).

You will be assessed to determine if you require an appointment later that day, or the next day the centre is open. If you require emergent care, you will be directed to the nearest emergency department. 

To assess you by phone, a nurse will ask you questions about what has led you to request an appointment at the urgent treatment centre. 

They will also ask about existing health conditions and any medications you are taking. 

Once the nurse has gathered your information, they will do one of the following:

  • Book an appointment for that day
  • Book an appointment for the next day the centre is open.
  • Advise you to continue on to the nearest emergency department
  • Advise you to make an appointment with your family physician
  • If you do not have a primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner), you are encouraged to register on the Need a Family Practice Registry

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? 

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North Cumberland Memorial Hospital

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-243-2521

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...

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

Occupational Therapists are primary care professionals (just like doctors and dentists) which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to an occupational therapist. In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete a Physician Outpatient Referral Form -  on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-473-2151
Fax: 902-473-3398

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...

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital

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

Tel: 902-243-5427
Fax: 902-243-2941 

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)

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...

North Cumberland Memorial 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

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

General inquiries (Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Tel: 902-243-2521x1

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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