Northside General does not have an emergency department. You can learn more about the Northside Urgent Treatment Centre here.
*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures and service interruptions at this facility.
Urgent Treatment Centre
Northside General does not have an emergency department
You can learn more about the Northside Urgent Treatment Centre including hours of operation and how to make an appointment here.
Clinics and Services
View the list of NSHA programs and services.
Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures for up-to-date information.
Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours.
*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.
A $3 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital.
You can buy weekly and monthly parking passes at the Northside Hospital Foundation office near the hospital’s rear entrance. They can be purchased with cash, debit or credit card. The follow rates apply:
- $15 for weekly pass
- $30 for a monthly pass.
WiFi and Internet Access
There is free public Wifi. To request access, send an email to email@example.com requesting connection. There will be an automated reply with the information required.
Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals
- Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
- Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
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.TV & Phone in your Room
You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.
Fees and Bill Payments
You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.
TV and Phone in your Room
TVs are available in most patient rooms. There is a cost to setting up TV services. Please check with your nursing staff.
Bedside phones are also available in most patient rooms.
To connect your phone service, dial 499 from your bedside telephone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your telephone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.
Daily service and connection charges are billed to your BellAliant home telephone account.
If you are with another provider, BellAliant will create a separate account for the duration of your hospital stay.
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. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order. Please check with nursing staff if you have any questions about ordering your food.
Cafeteria and Vending Machines
Cafeteria, level 1
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:50 to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
There is a chapel located on the 5th floor in the north wing.
Northside General is one of three community hospitals that operate as part of a four hospital complex that includes New Waterford Consolidated, Glace Bay and the Cape Breton Regional hospitals. It serves the communities of North Sydney, Sydney Mines and surrounding areas.