|835 East River Rd.
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S6
The Pictou County Health Authority offers a wide range of specialist and family practice opportunities. Located in northeastern Nova Scotia, Pictou County offers excellent professional opportunities in small town and rural settings. The Pictou County Health Authority is responsible for delivering health care services to the 48,000 residents of Pictou County as well as regional programs to the greater population of northeastern Nova Scotia. Services and programs are delivered through the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou, Addiction Services, Mental Health Services and Public Health Services.
Although New Glasgow is a small rural town it is by no means isolated. The Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow and Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou are just 90 minutes from the provincial capital of Halifax and the Halifax International Airport. New Glasgow is 35 minutes from Antigonish, home of St. Francis Xavier University, and minutes away from the Northumberland Strait that boasts the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and some of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia. The local area has excellent golf courses, beaches and the added benefits of small town living.
The Aberdeen Hospital is a regional facility providing a broad range of primary and secondary services through inpatient, outpatient and community-based services. The hospital has 104 beds. Services provided include: anesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry and urology. There are 26 specialists and 29 family physicians as well as 25 physicians having courtesy or consulting privileges. The emergency department is a regional emergency department providing trauma service (Level II) and has approximately 30,000 visits per year. It is staffed by five full-time emergency physicians.
Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital plays an important role in the lives and communities it serves. It has a 12- bed restorative care unit, a 20-bed veterans unit and various outpatient and community programs and services.
FACTS and STATS
The Pictou County Health Authority is one of nine health authorities in the province of Nova Scotia. We are responsible for delivering health care services to the 48,000 residents of Pictou County as well as regional programs to the greater population of northeaster Nova Scotia. We deliver this care through the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou, Addiction Services, Mental Health Services, Public Health Services and Primary Care Services.
- Annual budget - $50 million
- Employees - 780
- Specialists - 26
- Family practice - 29
- Courtesy/consulting - 25
- ER physicians - 5
- Patient days (census) - 33,000
- OR cases - 6000
- Ambulatory care visits - 30,800
- Medical day unit visits - 6600
- Emergency department visits - 28,900
- Newborns - 378
- Diagnostic imaging exams - 56,500
- Laboratory procedures - 1,364,500
- Generously supported by the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation and Trust, the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary.