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Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital

Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital serves a population of approximately 5,000 people between the communities of Dean Settlement, Meaghers Grant, Dutch Settlement and surrounding areas. The Braeside Nursing Home is attached to the hospital.

Contact

902-384-2220

Urgent Treatment Centre 

You can learn more about Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital's Urgent Treatment Centre including hours of operation and how to make an appointment here.

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day except during a rest period between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

*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.

Parking

Free parking.

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

Wall mounted TV services are available in your room. 

TV fee schedule is as follows:

1 day = $5.00
1 week = $10.00
1 month = $25.00
There is a separate $20 deposit for the remote, which is refunded upon return.

Phone service

During your stay in hospital, you have the option of activating your bedside telephone service. The cost is $10 per stay. To place a local call, you must dial ‘9’ before the number. If you wish to make long distance calls you must use a calling card 

Inpatient Meals

During your stay, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. The kitchen staff will collect your order daily and provide fresh cooked meals based upon the diet ordered by your doctor.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, main level.
Hours of operation:
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Family meals can be purchased with advance notice. If you want to place an order for supper, you must order it before 3:30 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a patient/family lounge within the inpatient area that can be used as a quiet space for families or for spiritual care. Check with nursing staff for availability. Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients or family members at anytime.
 

Covid testing Centres

Diabetes Centre

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat May 18 Closed
sun May 19 Closed
mon May 20 7:30 am - 11:30 am
tue May 21 7:30 am - 11:30 am
wed May 22 7:30 am - 11:30 am
thu May 23 7:30 am - 11:30 am
fri May 24 Closed

(902) 384-4111

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

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Front desk registration 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Urgent Treatment Centre

sat May 18 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
sun May 19 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 - 4:00 pm

Patients can book appointments starting at 8 a.m. each day the Urgent Treatment Centre is open by calling 902-384-2220

When people call, they will be assessed by a nurse to determine if they will be scheduled for an appointment, either later that day or the next available day.

Clinics, Programs and Services

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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

A primary care provider's referral is not required for this service at this location.

Contact

Tel: (902) 893-5528

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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

Tel: 902-893-5520
Fax: 902-895-3572

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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 1-833-757-SANE (7263)

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

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

902-889-4103

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-893-5532

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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