Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital
Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital

222 Haliburton Road
PO Box 1059
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

Administrative Switchboard: 902-485-4324
Patient Switchboard: 902-485-5665

More about this location


There is no emergency department at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital. The closest emergency room is at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. 

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

Clinics and Services

  • Diabetes Education Clinic            
  • Geriatric Consultation Service            
  • Northumberland Veterans Unit            
  • Occupational Therapy            
  • Physiotherapy            
  • Recreation            
  • Restorative Care Unit            
  • Satellite Hemodialysis Clinic            
  • Social Work            
  • Speech-Language Therapy            
  • Walk In Laboratory Specimen Collection Clinic            

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary depending on what unit the patient is on. Please check with nursing staff.

Northumberland Veterans Unit: Visitors are welcome anytime according to care needs. Preferred visiting hours are afternoon and early evening. 

Restorative Care Unit: 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is a rest period between noon and 1 p.m.


Free parking.

Inpatient Rooms

We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible. Patients requiring semi-private or private rooms for medical reasons always have priority; however, private or semi-private rooms may be available on request.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room. When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.

Room Types

Private room: $175 per day - Includes one bed and one washroom.

Semi-private room: $155 per day - Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom.

Ward room: Covered under your Nova Scotia Health Card - Includes three or four beds (separated by curtains) and one washroom. 

TV and Phone in your Room

TV Service

There are no TVs in the restorative care unit. Residents of the Northumberland Veterans Unit can make their own arrangements for TV service.

Phone Service 

Phones are provided in the restorative care unit for local calls only. Residents of the Northumberland Veterans Unit can make their own arrangements for phone service.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily.  If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

A family room is located in the veteran’s wing. It is available for patients and families.


Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital plays an important role in the lives and communities it serves. It has a restorative care unit, veterans unit, various outpatient services and community programs.