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Queens General Hospital

Queens General Hospital is an acute care community hospital with a medical and day surgery unit.

Contact

Patient Switchboard: 902-354-5785
Administrative Switchboard: 902-354-3436

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day 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.

Parking

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

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

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 Services

TV rental is available on most inpatient units. To order TV service (or transfer your service if you change rooms), please dial 1-866-223-3686 from your bedside telephone. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard. 

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

Phone Services 

Bedside phone service is available on most inpatient units. There is a connection fee for this service. You will also be charged a daily rate and will be billed for any long distance calls. 

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

Cell phones and other wireless devices may be used in some areas of the hospital. Please look for signs before using your device.  For the safety of patients, please turn off your cell phone when you are not in a cell phone-friendly area. 

Inpatient Meals

Dial for Dining is a patient meal order service which lets you order from a menu with a variety of healthy food choices. 

  • Step 1: You will get a menu with a variety of healthy food choices that match your dietary needs. 
  • Step 2: Choose from your menu and dial 444 from your bedside phone to place your order. 

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, let us know when you arrive. A clinical dietitian may visit you to talk about your needs. If your family wishes to bring food from home, please talk about this with your nurse before eating. Please do not leave perishable items at your bedside. Refrigerators are available on your unit. Label food items with your name, room number, and date. Snacks are available upon request.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, basement.
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It is closed on weekends and holidays.

There are also vending machines located on the main floor. 

Gift Shop

Gift shop, level 1 by the main entrance.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Bank Machines

A bank machine and change machine are located near the side entrance (near the emergency department)

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

A quiet room and patient lounge are available for families and friends to use when needed.
 

Service Statuses

Disruption
(Liverpool, NS)

Emergency Department

Queens General Hospital emergency department is open 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday July 22, Tuesday July 23, Wednesday July 24 (closed at 1:30 p.m. each day and re-open at 8 a.m. the next day)

Diabetes Centre

Public Health Office

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 9:15 am
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 9:15 am
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 9:15 am
fri Jul 26 Closed
sat Jul 27 Closed
sun Jul 28 Closed

(902) 354-3034

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

QGH Business Office Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

QGH Door Screener 7 days a week / 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Blood Collection Location

Mobile Primary Care Units

mon Jul 22 not available
tue Jul 23 not available
wed Jul 24 not available
thu Jul 25 not available
fri Jul 26 not available
sat Jul 27 not available
sun Jul 28 not available

There is no appointment necessary for this clinic.

Emergency Care Site

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
fri Jul 26 Open 24 hours
sat Jul 27 Open 24 hours
sun Jul 28 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located on the main level of the hospital. All hospital access is through the Main Entrance between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

Overnight, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., to enter use the entrance at west side of building, by physiotherapy and ring bell for access.

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. 

Clinics, Programs and Services

Cardiovascular Risk Factor Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

This program is for people with a history of:

  • Heart attacks or angina
  • Heart surgery (heart transplant, coronary bypass, valve replacement, stenting)
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stroke

Patients Receive:

  • A comprehensive...
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A physician or nurse practitioner's referral is required (sent by fax to 902-543-8895)  and you must be a patient with a history of:

  • angina pectoris
  • acute coronary syndrome (heart attacks or unstable angina)
  • percutaneous coronary intervention (stenting)
  • coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement or cardiac transplant
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • cerebrovascular accident (brain attack) or transient ischemic attacks (mini stroke)
  • chronic heart failure and/or cardiomyopathy
  • Or at least three major cardiovascular risk factors (based on the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines) (smoking, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, family history of coronary artery disease in relatives under age 60).

tel: 902-543-4604 x 2222 for more information
fax: 902-543-8895

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

If you...

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General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819 

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

Hip and Knee Pre-habilitation Program

Offered at 9 locations

The Hip and Knee Arthritis Pre-habilitation program helps you get mentally and physically ready for joint replacement surgery, so that you can have the best possible results from your surgery...

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic.

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Tel: 902-543-4604x2396

Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement

Offered at 14 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have hip pain that is caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools to...

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Switchboard: 902-465-8300

Note - This is not an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) or Pre-habilitation Program Location

Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Offered at 15 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have knee pain that is often caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools...

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A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Switchboard: 902-465-8300

Note - This is not an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) or Pre-habilitation Program Location

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...

Cobequid Community Health Centre

Referral form (Hyperlipidemia and Weight Management classes only)

Contact:
Fax - 465-8597 

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 32 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...

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

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: 902-473-2151
Fax: 902-473-3398

Physiotherapy

Offered at 39 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...

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

Physiotherapists are primary care professionals which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to a physiotherapist.

In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete an Outpatient Physiotherapy Referral on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-473-1288
Fax: 902-473-3581

Primary Care Clinics

Offered at 19 locations

A primary care clinic provides short-term primary medical care for people on the Need a Family Practice Registry.

  • Your appointment may be provided in-person or virtually depending on your...

(Kings & Annapolis Primary Care Clinic)

This location is for people in the area who are on the Need a Family Practice Registry*.  You can call 1-866-400-0060 or 902-825-5206 from Monday - Friday.

*This clinic is also accepting limited same-day and next-day appointments.  Call 1-833-710-0110 for availability.  Telephone lines open starting at 8 a.m., Monday to Friday.  There is limited availability and appointments will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  

The available appointments could be at any one of four locations:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 22 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 902-425-0122 or 902-442-2492

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

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

All bookings can be made by calling 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782

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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