Emergency Departments

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Emergency Departments are located at:

South Shore Regional Hospital
90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater
Open 24 hours

Queens General Hospital
 175 School Street, Liverpool
Open 24 hours

Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
14 High Street Lunenburg
Open 7:30 am to 10:30 pm

Don't forget to bring your:

  • Nova Scotia Health Card
  • Medications you are taking (including herbal remedies)

Emergency Get the scoop on emergency departments in NS!

Watch this video about the full scope of emergency care – emergency departments (EDs), paramedics, collaborative emergency centres! Learn why the wait can be long in EDs, meet the people who provide emergency care, and find out more about 811 and 911. Understanding how an emergency department works may help you decide if you need to go there. Emergency care is there for you when you need it!

What can you expect?
Whether you arrive by ambulance or on your own, a triage nurse or paramedic will ask you several questions and perform a few simple procedures to assess your condition. This will help them decide how urgently you need to be seen by a doctor. This process is known as triage. Click here for more information

Worst comes first
Patients are seen by a doctor in order of need. Emergency care is not provided on a first-come first-served basis. How long you will wait can depend on:
• How urgently you need care.
• How busy the Emergency Department is when you arrive.
• How urgently others in the Emergency Depart¬ment need care, including those arriving by ambulance.

Once you have been assessed it may be necessary for you to have further tests (e.g.: x-rays or lab tests) or be seen by a specialist.

It's not always easy to know if a medical problem needs emergency care at an Emergency Department. In some situations, emergency medical treatment is a must. Other conditions and services such as prescription renewals are best dealt with by your family doctor or at a local medical clinic.

If you think it's an emergency or urgent, don't hesitate.
Trust your judgement or call 811 for medical advice from a registered nurse.

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