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Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building

Phone Numbers:

Main Switchboard: 902-473-2700

Patient Switchboard: 902-473-1510

Visiting Hours

The building is locked between 8:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. 

Visiting hours differ between the various services in the building.  Please contact the unit by calling 

*Learn more about NSH's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

There is underground parking at Abbie J. Lane Building/Veterans Memorial Building accessible via Veterans Memorial Lane. Parking rates are as follows:

  • $3 first hour
  • $3 second hour
  • $2.50 third hour
  • $2 each additional hour
  • $14.50 daily maximum per 24 hours/single entry

Rates charged per 1/2 hour. Cash or credit card accepted.

Free Shuttle Service

Patients and families who are mobile and need transportation between the Victoria General (VG) and Halifax Infirmary (HI) sites are welcome to take the QEII shuttle.

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.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. You can choose from a variety of options each day. The menus typically include:

  • Breakfast: An assortment of homemade muffins, hot and cold cereals, yogurt and fruit, coffee or tea. 
  • Lunch: Choose from soup and sandwiches, mixed vegetables, pasta and casseroles, including dessert of fresh fruit or a sweet. 
  • Supper: Options include meat, fish, potatoes and vegetables.  

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

The procedure for ordering meals will be further discussed on admission by dietetic technicians. If you need help filling out your menu, or feel you or your family member may be unable fill out the menus daily, please talk to the dietetic technicians. 

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Summer Savory Restaurant, level 2, Halifax Infirmary building 
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Weekends and Holidays:  7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tim Hortons, level 4, Halifax Infirmary building 
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. 
Weekends and Holidays: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Gift Shop

From the Heart gift shop, Halifax Infirmary (Robie Street lobby) 
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8p.m.

Shoppers Drug Mart, Halifax Infirmary (Robie Street lobby) 
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Place of prayer and meditation, level 1, Halifax Infirmary Room 1122. Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team. Call 902-473-4055 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For after hours urgent matters, call 902-473-2220 and ask for pager 2494.

Bank Machines

There are two bank machines located in the Halifax Infirmary building. One is located in Summer street lobby, and the other is located in the Robie Street lobby.

About

Abbie J. Lane (AJL) Building is one of several facilities providing a broad range of mental health and addictions services within the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

A fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University, AJL is part of an overall structure integrating mental health and addictions programs and services across the province. The Abbie J. Lane Building is connected to the Veterans Memorial Building on the QEII site.

Learn More

  • Welcome to the QEII: Patient and Family Guide (PDF)
  • Bienvenue au Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (PDF) 

Abbie J. Lane (AJL) Memorial Building provides a broad range of services within Nova Scotia Health and is a fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University. The Abbie J. Lane Building is connected to the Veterans Memorial Building on the QEII site.

Clinics, Programs and Services

Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service

Offered at 1 location

(You can find an overview of all Nova Scotia Health's seizure and epilepsy services here, including the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.)

This service...

Referrals are accepted from physicians or nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia Health Neurology and Neurosurgery clinics, or from neurology specialists in the community. 

Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-3582.

To be referred, you must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with epilepsy OR have a documented unprovoked seizure

The clinic is located in suite 4060.

General inquiries regarding Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service:

Phone: 902-473-4799
Fax: 902-473-4873

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