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Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital

Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital plays an important role in the communities it serves. It has a restorative care unit, veterans unit, and various outpatient services and community programs.

*There is no emergency department at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital.



Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit for up-to-date information.  Visiting hours at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital during COVID-19 are 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Visiting hours vary depending on what unit the patient is on. Please check with nursing staff.

Northumberland Veterans Unit: Visitors are welcome anytime according to care needs. Preferred visiting hours are afternoon and early evening. 

Restorative Care Unit: 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is a rest period from noon to 1 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.


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

There are no TVs in the restorative care unit. Residents of the Northumberland Veterans Unit can make their own arrangements for TV service.

Phone Service 

Phones are provided in the restorative care unit for local calls only. Residents of the Northumberland Veterans Unit can make their own arrangements for phone service.

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.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

A family room is located in the veteran’s wing. It is available for patients and families.

Northumberland Veterans Unit

The Northumberland Veterans Unit opened in 1995. It has 20 beds available to eligible veterans requiring long term care. Eligibility and cost is determined by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). All questions or comments on VAC services and benefits may be directed to the following toll-free number: 1-866-522-2122 (English), 1-866-522-2022 (French) or visit

Accommodations include four semi-private and 12 private rooms. Each spacious room is attractively furnished with a large window, shelf unit, closet, bed and bedside table, desk and bathroom with toilet and sink. Emergency call bells are located beside or on each bed and in the bathroom. Doors can be locked from the inside for intimate or private visits.

Rooms are assigned based on availability and need.

The unit also includes a large recreation room with a small kitchenette, dining area, smoking room, shower and whirlpool tub room, several small seating areas, a chapel, a sunroom and a quiet room for private visits. Also, a secured courtyard with a paved walkway, elevated gardens and seating areas can be enjoyed outside during the nice weather, or from the adjacent solarium inside. Our wheelchair accessible main entrance boasts a patio and flower gardens overlooking scenic Pictou Harbour.

The unit has a wander guard system for the protection of those veterans who suffer from memory loss or tend to wander as a result of Alzheimer's or other related dementias. These veterans wear a small bracelet that signals an alarm to ring if they inadvertently go out an exit unescorted.

This facility is scent free and smoke free. Smoking is considered a health hazard, and the smoking policy restricts the use of cigarettes to the smoking room for resident veterans only. Family or friend supervision is required if safety is a concern.

The Veterans Council allows veterans, or invited family members on their behalf, to exercise their rights by expressing their opinions and participating in decisions affecting their daily lives. It also promotes communication among administration, the Legions, Veterans Affairs Canada and the veterans by allowing for discussion and promoting interest and friendship.

Mission Statement - The Northumberland Veterans Unit is committed to caring for veterans in a safe, homelike environment, working with family and community, to make their life more meaningful.

We believe we can best achieve our mission by fostering a strong spirit of unity with staff, veterans and families to give a sense of belonging and growth for everyone involved. 


Blood Collection Location

mon Jul 22 7:30 am - 10:30 am
tue Jul 23 7:30 am - 10:30 am
wed Jul 24 7:30 am - 10:30 am
thu Jul 25 7:30 am - 10:30 am
fri Jul 26 7:30 am - 10:30 am
sat Jul 27 Closed
sun Jul 28 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

The Blood Collection Clinic at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou is closed Tuesday, February 6.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling the toll free number 1-833-998-2499 or 902-928-2830 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Clinics, Programs and Services

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

Tel: 902-794-3236
Fax: 902-794-8946


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...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

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

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

Tel: 902-867-4500x4340
Fax: 902-867-4314

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 Clinic - Northern Zone

Offered at 3 locations

We are a team of health care professionals dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of seniors in Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants County’s.

The Seniors’ Clinic is a...

All Saints Springhill Hospital

Primary care providers and home care coordinators can refer you to the service.  Self-referral is also an option

Use this referral form, or call the Seniors’ Clinic directly

Your family doctor will be made aware of the referral

Note: In order to allow clients to benefit from our recommendations, a primary care provider who can implement recommendations, support and monitor the patients’ health is required prior to being assessed by the Seniors’ Clinic.


Toll Free: 1-877-916-7150
Fax: 902-896-2608

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