North Cumberland Memorial Hospital
North Cumberland Memorial Hospital

260 Gulf Shore Road
Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0

Main Switchboard: 902-243-2521

*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures and service interruptions at this facility.

More about this location


This facility is a Collaborative Emergency Centre.  During daytime hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, we are open based on physician availability. Please call 902-243-2521 for more information.  If a physician is unavailable on a specific day, a closure notice will be posted on our temporary closures page. During overnight hours, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., we are staffed by a paramedic and a registered nurse with virtual physician oversight.
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 and Services

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit for up-to-date information.

Visitors are welcome throughout the day based on patient needs and preferences. Family and friends may bring food to a patient but should confirm with nursing staff that it does not conflict with any food restrictions.

*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 and phones are available at no cost.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. Meals are prepared off-site and offer a full range of food services to inpatients. 

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a family room onsite.


North Cumberland Memorial Hospital is located in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. It provides a variety of health services, including urgent care, to the communities of Pugwash, Wallace, Malagash, Port Howe and surrounding areas.