The emergency department is located at the south end of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a patient drop-off zone and dedicated parking area in front of the emergency department entrance.
If you need help immediately, call 911.
To access the provincial mental health mobile crisis team call 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
View the list of NSHA programs and services
Visitors are welcome daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. with the exception of a rest period between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Visiting hours may vary based on the unit. Please check with nursing staff.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the exception of a rest period between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
A $2 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital. A change machine is located in the main lobby.
WiFi and Internet Access
WiFi access is only available in the palliative care unit.
We make every effort to make sure your stay with us is as comfortable as possible. Patients requiring semi-private or private rooms for medical reasons always have priority; however, private or semi-private rooms may be available on request.
Private room: $180 per day - Includes one bed and one washroom.
Semi-private room: $155 per day - Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom.
Ward room: Covered under your Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) - Includes three or four beds (separated by curtains) and one washroom.
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 and Phone in your Room
To arrange bedside TV service, patients can contact Hospitality Network Services at 902-752-7600, ext. 1212
Phones are provided in patient rooms for incoming calls. To arrange for outgoing services, contact Bell Aliant.
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. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order.
Please check with nursing staff if you have any questions about ordering your food.
Cafeteria and Vending Machines
Cafeteria, main level
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Vending machines are also available in the cafeteria and are accessible at all times.
Martha's Place Gift Shop, lobby, main level
Regular Business Hours
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
Fall/Christmas Hours (Oct/Nov/Dec)
Same as regular hours with the addition of 6 to 8 p.m.
Summer Hours (July/August)
Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
A non-denominational chapel is located on the second level of the Aberdeen Hospital.
The Aberdeen Hospital is a regional facility providing a broad range health care services to the communities in Pictou County and northern Nova Scotia.