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Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital is located in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. The hospital opened in 1976 and has inpatient beds. The hospital is also attached to the Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre.

There is no emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital.  There is an urgent treatment centre.

Contact:

Administrative Switchboard: 902-885-2554

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 24 hours a day according to patient preference and care needs. Rest periods are discussed between family and nursing staff.

Parking

Free parking is available on-site.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

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

  • 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.

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 services are available in each of the patient rooms through Bell Satellite service. The following rates apply:

  • Daily: $5
  • Weekly: $25
  • Monthly: $100
  • Palliative care patients and patients approved and awaiting long term care receive this as a free service.

How to set up bedside TV service

  • If you wish to activate your TV, let your nursing staff know.  
  • Staff are available from Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  to set up your TV service.
  • We can address any questions or concerns, receive cash payment and process your request.

Phone Service

During your stay in hospital, you have the option of activating your bedside phone service. 

How to connect, transfer or disconnect your phone

  • Dial 499 from your bedside phone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your phone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
  • BellAliant’s office is open Monday to Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except holidays. 
  • If you have questions about the service, please call 1-800-760-8969. 
  • When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.
  • If you forget to request your hospital phone disconnected before discharged to home, call 1-800-760-8969 Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to arrange disconnection.

Service & Connection Rates

  • There is a $10 connection charge to set up in-hospital phone service. 
  • The following fees also apply:
    • $2 per day for the first 15 days
    • $1.25 per day for each additional day up to and including 30 days
    • $0.75 for each day after 30 days 

Billing

  • Daily service and connection charges are billed to your BellAliant home telephone account. 
  • If you are with another provider, BellAliant will create a separate account for the duration of your hospital stay. 
  • Your bill can be paid the same way you would pay any other BellAliant bill.

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

Lighthouse Café, main level
Hours of operation: 
Daily: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.  

Blood Collection Location

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 7:30 am - 10:30 am
tue May 21 7:30 am - 10:30 am
wed May 22 7:30 am - 10:30 am
thu May 23 7:30 am - 10:30 am
fri May 24 Closed

(902) 885-3612

Samples must be collected using the water testing bottles 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

Pick Up and Drop-off hours are the same

Urgent Treatment Centre

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Not available
mon May 20 Closed
tue May 21 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

 Patients will be seen by appointment only.

This service provides consistent access to care in this community and mean those with unexpected, but non-life-threatening health concerns will be able to receive care the same day.Patients who require emergency care should continue to call 911.

Appointments can be made by calling 902-885-2554 during operating hours. Choose the option for urgent care.

Covid testing Centres

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am
tue May 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am
wed May 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am
thu May 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am
fri May 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Rapid test pick up and PCR testing, both by appointment only.

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Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

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...

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Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-258-1922

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

Nutrition Education and Counselling (Dietitians)

Offered at 22 locations

The following lists include some of the programs that are led by clinical dietitians. Please note that programs may vary by location. Please contact one of the locations listed below...

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

Contact

Tel: 902-657-3523x3

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...

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 24 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: 902-885-3619
Fax: 902-885-3210

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...

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

Tel: 902-657-0211x148
Fax: 902-657-3513 

Social Work

Offered at 9 locations

Social Workers help with:

  • Adjustment or coping with illness, injury, and disability
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Complex discharge needs (care at home, nursing home...

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

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

Referrals to an NSH social worker can be made by patients, family members, friends, community agencies and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.

Contact

902-885-3627

Well Woman Clinics

Offered at 27 locations

Well Woman Clinics offer a variety of health-related services and health education, delivered by a female doctor or nurse. The services and days and hours of operation vary by clinic.

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

Open to patients with no provider from across NS

Appointments available regularly with female nurse / doctor

PAP Testing, IUD Placement and STI Screening offered 

Call 1-877-794-5427

OR

Contact Dr. Monique La France -  902-258-3589

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 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue May 21 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed May 22 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu May 23 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri May 24 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-657-2382

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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