The emergency department is located at the right end of the building. This facility is a Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) which means that there is an emergency room doctor on site Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (patients must be registered by 3 p.m.) and on weekends from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (patients must be registered by 7 p.m.).
August 1 - September 30, 2018 The Emergency Department is closed to registration after 3 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends. After these hours, please proceed to your nearest open emergency department. For advice from a registered nurse, call 811 or if you need help immediately, call 911.
When patients visit the emergency department during open hours, they are triaged by a registered nurse and non-urgent cases may be referred to see a doctor or nurse practitioner within the on-site primary health care centre.
From Monday to Friday there are evening appointments available in the Primary Care clinic for patients of the practice. Same day appointments can be booked by calling 902-657-3523 after 2:30 p.m.
The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 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
View the list of NSHA programs and services
Visitors are welcome daily between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours.
We make every effort to make sure your stay with us is 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.
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 (MSI) - Includes three or four beds (separated by curtains) and one washroom.
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 and Phone in Your Room
During your stay, television and telephone service is available in your room. These services are provided free of charge to inpatients.
During your stay, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. An on-site kitchen provides a full range of dietary services to inpatients.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
Clergy representatives from all denominations visit on a regular basis. If you wish to see or speak with a Clergy member in the meantime, please ask any member of the nursing staff for assistance.
The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has approximately 48 members and raises funds to help purchase items for the local hospital.
We have three major fundraisers per year. Since 2010 we have purchased over $75,000 worth of equipment for the Hospital. Currently we are working towards building a Healing Garden at the Hospital. This space will be a safe outdoor area for patients, family and healthcare providers to relax in the fresh air.
For more information on becoming part of our Auxiliary please email our President, Susan Stewart
Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital is a community hospital located in the Village of Tatamagouche.