Your Visit

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COVID-19 Related Visitor Information
Find out about COVID-19 related visitor restrictions and other information to help you with your visit.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities (.pdf download)
You are an important member of your health care team. It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient (.pdf download).

Requesting Your Health Information
Find out how to request your health information from us

Visiting Hours
Visiting Hours for our facilities can be found within the "READ MORE" section for each facilty individually. You can also learn more about our family presence policy for extended access for up to two people.

Family Presence
Learn more about enhanced access for up to two people named by the patient who will be their family or primary support person/people.

Your Appointment
Here are tips to help you prepare for your appointment with us.

Your Day Surgery 
Preparing for day surgery can be overwhelming. Here are tips to help you prepare for your visit with us.

Your Extended Hospital Stay
We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible. Here are tips on how you can prepare for your overnight stay with us.

Your Emergency Room Visit
Learn what can you expect when you arrive at the emergency department for care.

Your Privacy
Learn more about how Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal health information.

Ethics Support?
Ethics NSHA provides support to all patients, families, volunteers, staff and health care providers in NSHA when they need help making difficult choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. One way we provide support is though performing ethics consultations.

Fees and Bill Payments 
Learn about what fees you may be charged and how to pay your bill. Here is information for Canadian residents and out-of-country patients.

Staying Safe in Our Facilities 
Your care and safety are our top priority. We encourage you to get involved in your care and take safety precautions. Learn how to make your stay with us more comfortable and safe while in our facilities.

French Language Services
Find out how to access our programs and services in French.

Nova Scotia Health Authority has a scent policy and smoking policy. Please review these before you visit our facilities.

Your Personal Care Directives 
When preparing for your visit to the hospital, you may want to have a personal care directive. Here is more information about personal care directives.

Information for Surgical Patients: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Following your surgery, one of our nurses may call you 30 days after your surgery to have a short discussion about your recovery from your procedure.