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Hospital History…

From its humble beginning in 1912 to the vast complex that you see today, Yarmouth Regional Hospital ( has continued to grow and adapt to meet the health needs of our communities. At its heart is a dedicated team of health care professionals striving to provide the best patient and client care possible.

Incorporated in April 16, 1908, the first Yarmouth Hospital opened in 1912 housing just 8 patient beds compared to the 124 beds available today. In 1916 a new hospital was built on the present site of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital on Vancouver Street. Additions to Yarmouth Regional Hospital including a nursing school, a long term care facility, a residential care facility and a Veteran’s Unit have allowed the hospital complex to grow, becoming the centre for health care services in our region.

Hospital History

Hospital specific redevelopments over the years has resulted in a facility that includes a renal dialysis unit, a cancer centre, a state-of-the art diagnostic imaging department, an inpatient mental health unit, a state-of-the art laboratory, new inpatient units and new physician offices.

Community-based programs such as Mental Health Services, Addiction Services, Public Health Services, Supportive Care Services, Seniors Services, Continuing Care and Primary Health Care Services work closely with hospital care programs. Community-based programs support the health and wellness of our communities by focusing on education, prevention and chronic disease management.

Today’s Yarmouth Regional Hospital provides specialized care to the more than 62,000 people of Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties. In 2013 South West Health was selected as a new family medicine training site - creating five more family residency training spots at Dalhousie medical school. Click on the following link to read more:

Services include:

  • 24 hour emergency
  • General Medicine & Surgery
  • Maternal Child Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Alternate Level of Care Unit
  • Mental Health Inpatient and Outpatient
  • Addiction and Detoxification
  • Veteran’s Unit
  • Residential Care
  • Diagnostic Services (MRI, multi-slice CT, digital radiography, bone densitometry)
  • Laboratory Services
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Services
  • Diabetes Education Centre
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Cancer Centre
  • Wellness Centre

Visiting Hours:

General visiting hours are daily 11AM to 8PM.

Special Considerations:

Scents (such as perfume, cologne, hairspray) cause health problems for many people. Please do not use scented products. All South West Health properties are tobacco product free, smokers must go off hospital grounds to use tobacco products.

Contact Information:

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
60 Vancouver Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P5
Phone: 902-742-3541
Fax: 902-742-0369