NSHA Fact Sheet

Our numbers:

  • ​Employees (unionized and non-unionized): 23,400+
  • Licensed physicians in Nova Scotia* 3,204 
    • Physicians with a registered specialty (not family medicine): 1,430 
    • Physicians whose registered specialty is family medicine: 794 
    • Physicians without a registered specialty: 464 
    • Medical residents in a training program: 516
  • Learners: 5,500+
  • Volunteers: 7,000
  • Annual budget: $2.07 billion
  • Specialty hospital: 1 
  • Regional hospitals: 8
  • Community and other locations (clinical, support and administrative): approx. 135
  • Collaborative Emergency Centres: 8
  • Foundations: 41
  • Auxiliaries: 33
  • Community health boards: 37
  • Beds:3,198
  • Inpatient days:1,033,227
  • Patients referred from out of province: 62,116
  • Emergency visits: 561,516
  • Operating room surgeries: 70,696 
  • Births (at NSHA facilities): 3,754
  • Average length of stay in hospital (acute): 8.3 days
  • Outpatient visits: 3,593,615
  • Diagnostic imaging exams: 1,018,735
  • Lab tests: 18,484,194
  • Hours of home support delivered to Continuing Care clients: 3,170,907
  • People placed in long-term care facilities: 3,106
  • Births screened by Public Health to determine if additional support needed: 7,137
  • Active research projects: 1,231
  • Number of wellness funds supported through community health boards: 436

*College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Last updated: September 2016