The emergency department has a separate entrance located by the ambulance bay and can be access through the emergency entrance off of Bay Street. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are arriving after 11 p.m., use the main entrance. The emergency department is located to left of registration. There are signs throughout the hospital indicating direction.
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 and Services
- Acute Stroke shared with Pictou County
- Ambulatory Care Clinics
- Cancer Care
- Children's and Women's Health Unit Progressive Care Unit (Medical/Surgical)
- Department of Veterans Affairs Diabetes Education Centre
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency Services
- Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (GARU)
- Intensive Care Unit
- Medical/Surgical Services
- Open Arms Clinic
- Outpatient Mental Health Services
- Psychiatry Progressive Care Unit Medical/Surgical
- Rehab Services
- Renal Dialysis
- Social Work Services
Visitors are welcome from Monday to Friday throughout the day. However, our general visiting hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Rest Periods include:
ICU: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Children and Women's Health Unit: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A $2 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before you leave the hospital. Change machines are located in the hospital lobby and the Martha Centre.
Weekly and monthly parking passes are available for those patients and families who need them. The fees are:
- $10 per week
- $20 per month
A deposit of $10 is required for the parking pass. It will be returned when the parking pass is returned.
There are also, parking meters are available at the front of the hospital.
WiFi and Internet Access
Free WiFi is available for patients and their families in all inpatient areas.
We make every effort to make sure your stay with us is as comfortable as possible. Patients requiring semi-private or private rooms for medical reasons always have priority; however, private or semi-private rooms may be available on request.
Private room: $175 per day - Includes one bed and one washroom.
Semi-private room: $155 per day - Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom.
Ward room: Covered under your Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) - Includes three or four beds (separated by curtains) and one washroom.
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 and Phone in Your Room
TVs and phones are available for patients in all inpatient rooms.
If a patient upgrades to a private or semi-private room, tv service and newspaper are included in the room price.
If you have private health insurance and provide the business office with the insurance information, we can bill your insurance provider directly. Any balance that is not covered by your insurance provider will be your responsibility.
If you do not have private health insurance and want to pay out of pocket for the TV services, you can set it up using your bedside phone to call the Hospitality Network at ext 498 or 1-866-223-3686.The basic television charge is $9.40*/day (*subject to change without notice). This requires a credit card for payment.
To set up your bedside phone service, follow the instructions on the card found in your bedside table.
Phone service is billed directly to your home phone account.
Please note: You need to call to have your phone disconnected at the time of discharge.
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.
Meals are served at around 8 to 8:30 a.m., noon, and 5:00 p.m.
Most patients receive a menu each day with choices for breakfast, dinner and supper.
If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Please speak to your nurse if you wish to discuss your meals with a dietitian.
Patients can order meals through the Dial for Dining program. When using this line the patient will speak directly to a menu centre worker in the food service department and will receive their meal 45 minutes after hang-up. If a patient is unable to speak for themselves, a family member or friend can call from outside the hospital to place the food order.
Cafeteria and Vending Machines
Cafeteria, ground level
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Please note that breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and lunch from 11:30 p.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Access to the dining area and microwaves is available to staff and visitors throughout the day and evening.
The Breakaway Café, main entrance
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Janet’s Canteen, main level (across from the blood collection/lab waiting room)
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gift Corner, main entrance
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
There is a chapel, two quiet rooms, a solarium and the Place of Peace Garden available for families and visitors of patients at St. Martha's Regional Hospital. These are available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The chapel is located on level three, to the left of the GARU/MEDSURG unit. To contact the chapel, call 902-867-4500 ext. 4290 or 4291
Inter-faith service Thursdays: 11 a.m.
Catholic mass Saturdays: 7:15 p.m.
The solarium has a patient/family fridge that can be used when families are anticipating a long-term stay. There is access to a patio garden that is open for families to use when they need to take a quiet break from the hospital environment.
Please check with the ward clerk before using a quiet room of the solarium to make sure it is not in use.
The solarium can be used for patient-related conference meetings for health care staff and families to discuss patient progress or care options. The rooms can also be reserved for special occasions for families wishing to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries with a patient who is receiving care at St. Martha's.
Place of Peace Garden
The Place of Peace Garden is located at the front of the hospital. the garden provides a calming environment with a quiet walkway and peaceful spots to sit, eat and enjoy the fresh air.
There is bank machine located in the lobby on the main level.
Located in Antigonish, St. Martha's Regional Hospital provides a range of health care services. St. Martha’s Regional Hospital is the only catholic hospital in the province.