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Digby General Hospital

The Digby General Hospital is located on Warwick St. It provides medical care to the residents of the surrounding areas.

Contact:

Patient Switchboard: 902-245-6555
Administrative Switchboard: 902-245-2501

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures for up-to-date information.

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

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 Service

Bedside TV rental is available. The cost is $11 plus taxes per day. If you have requested a private or semi private room, the cost of the TV services will be covered. There is information provided in your room to set up your TV.

Phone Service

Bedside phone service is available. There is a connection fee for this service and you will also be charged a daily rate and will be billed for any long distance calls. To set up your phone service, dial 899 from your bedside 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.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, main level
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. 
Weekends and holidays: Closed

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a Chapel and a palliative care family room on the second level.

Bank Machines

A bank machine and a change machine are located in the lobby of the hospital.

Service Statuses

Disruption

Emergency Department

Digby General Hospital emergency department is closed at 4 p.m. Friday, May 17 and re-opens Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m.

Drop-in mobile primary care clinics will be at the Digby & Area Health Services Centre:

Friday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Visit: Mobile Clinics 

Blood Collection Location

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 8:00 am - 10:00 am
tue May 21 8:00 am - 10:00 am
wed May 22 8:00 am - 10:00 am
thu May 23 8:00 am - 10:00 am
fri May 24 Closed

(902) 245-2501

Water sample must be collected the same morning as drop-off and not the evening before using the water testing bottles 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

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m.to 1:30 p.m.).

Emergency Care Site

sat May 18 8:00 am - 12:00 am
sun May 19 Open 24 hours
mon May 20 Open 24 hours
tue May 21 12:00 am - 4:00 am
wed May 22 8:00 am - 12:00 am
thu May 23 Open 24 hours
fri May 24 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located on the main level. 

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. 

Public Health Office

Clinics, Programs and Services

Cardiovascular Clinic

Offered at 4 locations

The cardiovascular clinic (Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital) in South West Health aims to work with people who have experienced stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attack), and myocardial infarction...

Topics

Contact the clinic directly at 902-742-3542x1460 or have your family physician refer you.

The clinic is for anyone who has suffered a stroke, heart attack, angina or TIA (transient ischemic attack) and lives in the areas of Digby, Shelburne or Yarmouth. The health event may have occurred recently or many months or years ago.

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for ECGs/EKGs will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

Topics

General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571 

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

Live and Learn (Cardiovascular Health Educational Class)

Offered at 4 locations

A program for persons with history of stroke, heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke), angina or risk factors for stroke and heart attack. Persons can register for this free 2-hour class offered...

Topics

You have to be a patient of the of the Cardiovascular Clinic to take these classes, and pre registration is required.  Call 902-742-3542x1460 to register.

Contact:

Tel: 902-742-3542x1460

Restorative Care

Offered at 7 locations

Restorative Care services works together with patients and families to restore an individual to as independent a life as possible following an illness or injury. The program includes physiotherapy and...

All Saints Springhill Hospital

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

Contact

Tel: 902-597-7123
Fax: 902-597-2347

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...

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 Closed
tue May 21 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
wed May 22 Closed
thu May 23 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
fri May 24 Closed

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

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
fri May 24 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:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

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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