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 Aberdeen Hospital

Pictou County Health Authority

The Pictou County Health Authority delivers health care services to Pictou County residents as well as provincially accessible orthopaedic surgery and pacemaker programs. The Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow is a regional facility providing a broad range of primary and secondary service through inpatient, outpatient and community based services.

Click on the tabs below for hospital information and your final “To Do” hospital checklist.


Print off this handy checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything before your surgery! 

Final Pre-Hospital “To-Do” Checklist


Checklist Item

Food & Drink


Eat a light meal the night before your surgery


Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of your surgery



Shower the night before or morning of your surgery


Remove all nail polish and cosmetics (lipstick, blush, eye makeup)

Things to Bring


Enough comfy clothes to last you up to five days, just in case


A pair of lightweight supportive shoes with non-slip soles (like running shoes)


Non-scented toiletries (toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, razor, powder, etc.)


Glasses, hearing aids or dentures (and cases to put them in)


You will be provided with walking aids during your stay in hospital. Bring crutches and walker on day of discharge, to make adjustments.


Check your equipment list to make sure you have the necessary aids you require for home. 


Any medications you are currently taking


Reading materials (books, magazines, etc.)


Do not bring any valuables (jewelry, cash, credit cards, cell phone)



Clearly label all your personal items


A list of your current medications


The name, phone number and address of your pharmacy


Your family doctor’s name, phone number, address and fax number


Your health card and health insurance card


A list of your family and friends’ addresses and telephone numbers

Planning Ahead


Arrange your home to make sure you can move around easily when you return from your surgery – move around furniture if you need to.


Arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up from the hospital


Arrange for a friend or family member to stay with you (or close by) for at least the first two to three days after you return home from surgery to help you.


Find a place for your pets to stay while you are in the hospital


Plan grocery delivery services before going to the hospital


Where to Go

It’s the day of your surgery and you’re ready to go. So how do you get to your hospital?

Aberdeen Hospital

835 East River Road
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
B2H 3S6

Take Exit 25 off the Trans Canada Highway

Switchboard: (902) 752-8311

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Parking costs $2.00 and is paid upon exiting the hospital. Change machines are available in the lobby.

Visiting Hours

We know how important friends and family are in helping you recover. As a patient, you will work with your nurse to choose visiting hours for your friends and family.

Visitors should try to coordinate with the hospital before they arrive. Patients can get tired very quickly, so please try to limit your groups to two visitors per patient and keep your visits and conversations brief.

Here are the scheduled visiting hours for the hospital:

Aberdeen Hospital

Visiting Hours:     8 am – 8 pm

Rest period:        1:30 pm – 3 pm

On-Site Food

The on-site cafeteria, the Keltic Bistro, is open at the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am to 1:30pm

Weekends & Holidays: 8:30am to 1pm


The hospital offers three types of accommodations for patients:

Standard Ward—three beds per room

Semi-private—two beds per room

Private—one bed per room

Hospitals are very busy places filled with many patients, so it is not always possible to give you the room you asked for. However, we will try our hardest to transfer you to your preferred room as soon as it becomes available.

There is a daily charge for semi-private and private rooms, which may be covered by your private health insurance.

Friends & Family

Check out this handy list of hotels near the hospital to enjoy a safe and comfortable stay while visiting your loved ones.

Feel free to contact any of these hotels to check on pricing and availability – some offer discount prices for families of inpatients!

Comfort Inn
740 Westville Rd
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
(902) 755-6450

Country Inn & Suites
700 Westville Rd
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
(902) 928-1333

Holiday Inn Express Stellarton
(902) 755-1020

Tara Motel
East River Rd
(902) 752-8458 or 1-800-565-4312