Eastern Memorial Hospital

Eastern Memorial Hospital is a six-bed facility located in the beautiful ocean-side town of Canso, Nova Scotia. Located 115 kilometers from St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Eastern Memorial Hospital is uniquely placed to serve the health care needs of the residents of local communities in the eastern portion of Guysborough County. The hospital was founded in 1948 and is presently adjacent to the Canso Seaside Manor, home for special care.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Eastern Memorial Hospital
PO Box 10
Canso, NS
B0H 1H0

Street Address: 1746 Union Street
Canso, NS
B0H 1H0

Phone Number: 902-366-2794

Fax Number: 902-366-2740

Facility Manager: Elaine MacMaster

Directions to the Hospital

From the Trans-Canada Highway #104, take Exit #37 at Monastery. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and then turn right at Route #16 which is at the fire hall.

Continue driving along Route #16 for approximately one hour or about 87 km through Monastery, Linconlville, Boylston, Guysborough, Halfway Cove, Queensport, Fox Island and Hazel Hill until you find yourself on Main Street in Canso.

Turn right onto Union Street where the hospital is located on the right at #1746.


Listed below are the different programs and services offered at this hospital site. For more information, telephone numbers and street addresses and a complete list of all services available throughout GASHA please use the Program Directory found on the side bar to the right or on the main page. For any other inquires about hospital programs and services please contact the main switchboard line, listed above or in the Program Directory.

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • EKG
  • Emergency Services
  • Cancer and Supportive Care
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mental Health Outpatient Services
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Social Work Services

Ambulatory Care Clinics

  • Diabetes Education Centre
  • TEAM (Teaching Eating and Activity Management)
  • Well Women's Clinics

Hospital Foundation

The Eastern Memorial Hospital Foundation is committed to raising funds to purchase much needed medical equipment for the Eastern Memorial Hospital. Together, with the help of many generous donors and volunteers, we work t make sure the finest care is available for you and your loved ones.

If you would like more information on how to make a donation, become a volunteer, or if you would like to share your experience with us, please contact us at:

Eastern Memorial Hospital Foundation
1746 Union Street
Canso, Guysborugh Co., NS
B0H 1H0

Phone: 902-366-2794
Fax: 902-366-2740