Emergency (ED)

Welcome to the Annapolis Valley Health District Emergency Department. Across AVH, two hospitals and one community health centre offers emergency care at a variety of care levels.

We use a five level triaging (assessment) structure to streamline patients in those facilities providing emergency care. In most cases, specifically our Regional Emergency Departments at VRH and SMH, Worst Comes First. Our emergency departments assess, diagnose, refer, admit to hospital and provide treatments to patients in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

If you have an emergency please call 911.

911 and Ambulance Service

In Nova Scotia, more than 400 agencies respond to police, fire, and medical emergencies. With Nova Scotia's 911 emergency-reporting service, contacting any of these agencies for help is a simple matter of dialing 911, no matter where you are in the province.

Ambulance Service

Emergency Health Services (EHS) provides the ambulance services for Nova Scotia. Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia (EHS), is a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Health. It is responsible for the continual development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of pre-hospital emergency health services in the Province.

Healthlink 811 (the nurse line)

Every Nova Scotian has a nurse at their fingertips. For non-emergency health information, please call 811 to speak with a Registered Nurse. This service operates 24/7. Trusted health information can also be accessed at the Healthlink website, http://811.novascotia.ca/