Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the QEII is the largest adult academic health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada. It was created in 1996 with the merger of Victoria General Hospital, Halifax Infirmary, Abbie J. Lane Memorial, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre and the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre. In addition to providing care to tens of thousands of Atlantic Canadians each year, the QEII is a centre of excellence in health research. Orthopaedics is located in the Halifax Infirmary building.