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Fishermen's Memorial Hospital


Patient Switchboard: 902-634-4286
Administrative Switchboard: 902-634-8801

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome anytime according to patient preference and care needs. 

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


A $4 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please ensure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital. Change and banking machines are located near the side entrance by the cafeteria. If you require assistance when exiting the parking lot, press the intercom button to speak to an operator.

Weekly and monthly rates are available. Contact the business office for information. 

WiFi and Internet Access

Free WiFi is available in some areas of the building. 

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 in most of our inpatient units. To order service (or transfer your service if you change rooms) please dial 1-866-223-3686 from your phone. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard. 

The call centre is open between Monday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

Phone Service   

Bedside phone service is available on most inpatient units. There is a fee for this service. In addition to a connection fee, you will be charged a daily rate and will also be billed for all long distance calls.

To request phone services, dial 499 from your bedside telephone between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and a representative will arrange to have your service connected within 24 hours (excluding holidays).

Cell phones and other wireless devices may be used in some areas of the hospital. Please look for signage before using your device. 

For the safety of patients, please turn off your cellular phones when you are not in a wireless friendly area. 

Inpatient Meals

Patients on the medical unit receive tray service at meal time. Patients in other areas of the hospital are served from a hot/cold cart in the dining rooms on the units.  

Microwave ovens, refrigerators, and ice machines are available on most nursing units for use by patients and visitors.

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, be sure to let us know when you arrive. A clinical dietitian may visit to discuss your needs. If your family wishes to bring food from home, please discuss this with your nurse before eating. Please do not leave perishable items at the bedside. Refrigerators are available on your unit. Label food items with the patient’s name, room number and date. Snacks are available upon request.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cafeteria is closed on weekends and holidays. 

Vending machines located next to the entrance of the cafeteria.

Gift Shop

Gift shop, main entrance.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bank Machines

A bank machine and change machine are located on the main level by the cafeteria. 

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Quiet rooms and solariums are available for families and friends to use when needed. A service, led by local clergy, is held in the veterans’ unit at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital each Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Veterans’ Memorial Chapel on the main level is open to the public. 

Blood Collection Location

Emergency Care Site

sat May 18 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
sun May 19 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
mon May 20 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
tue May 21 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
wed May 22 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
thu May 23 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
fri May 24 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

The emergency department is located on the second level of the hospital. It is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.* Please go directly to the department and ring the bell for assessment.

If you require medical attention outside of these hours, go to the emergency department at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater (90 Glen Allan Dr., Bridgewater) or call 911.

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.    

Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

Asthma COPD Education Centre

Offered at 2 locations

Nova Scotia Health offers individual and family sessions with customized educational help for people with Asthma and COPD, and their support network.

Our best standards of care include disease self-management...

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 Open
tue May 21 Open
wed May 22 Open
thu May 23 Open
fri May 24 Open

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Phone: 902-634-7338

There are also satellite clinics in Bridgewater and Liverpool.

Midwifery Care

Offered at 2 locations

Midwives are trained to care for women who are experiencing a normal pregnancy, and for their healthy newborns. They work closely with the prenatal clinic, family physicians, nurse practitioners, obstetricians...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Are you a pregnant person living in Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond, or Inverness county and are seeking midwifery care, or are interested in learning more about midwives?
Are you a primary care provider looking to refer a client to our care?

Call us at: 902-867-4500x4465

If no answer, leave a message. Phones are answered Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00. Messages will usually be returned within 24 hours.

Fax: 902-867-1841

Email us:

Music Therapy

Offered at 5 locations

The music therapy service consists of a team of five accredited music therapists (MTAs) who have been accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapists (CAMT).

MTAs use music to...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Referrals to music therapy are made through allied health care professionals (e.g physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc.) who are members of the care team and by the music therapist.


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...

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

Tel: 902-366-2794x2227
Fax: 902-366-2740


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...

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

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

Tel: 902-366-2794x2227
Fax: 902-366-2740

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...

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


Tel: 902-634-7305
Fax: 902-634-9354

Seniors Community Health Team

Offered at 1 location

The Seniors Community Health Team is a team of health care professionals dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of seniors.

Our Team members include:

  • Social Worker
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational...
sat May 18 Unavailable
sun May 19 Unavailable
mon May 20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue May 21 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed May 22 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu May 23 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri May 24 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Any health care professional can refer you to the Seniors Community Health Team including:

  • Family doctor
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Continuing Care Coordinator
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist

Ask your health care provider about being referred to the Seniors Community Health Team today.


Phone: 902-634-7015

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...


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: 902-366-2794

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at 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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