Yarmouth Regional Hospital, building B repair update

Construction - mortar spade

Moving days are July 26 to 29

Repairs are essentially complete to areas of Yarmouth Regional Hospital, building B, which were damaged by flood in December 2016. There are still a few remaining items that need to be addressed, but plans to move relocated offices and services back to their original locations are on schedule. 

The target dates for movers to return furniture, equipment and files back to their original locations is Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 29. 

Patients and the public are asked to please use caution in and around Yarmouth Regional Hospital during this time because there will be large moving trucks and increased activity associated with the move. 

There is still plenty of planning, cleaning and moving to do before staff can return to their original offices and spaces. Areas on all six levels of building B that have been repaired are now being thoroughly cleaned up to meet infection prevention and control standards. Since many items have been in storage some additional cleaning will need to take place after all furniture and equipment is moved back in to their original locations. 

The public is reminded the elevators in building B and central stairway (directly across from Ambulatory Care registration desk) will remain closed and off-limits to staff and the public until all moves are complete, but they can be used in an emergency. 

Programs and services that have been moved, including doctor’s offices (see list below), will remain in their temporary locations until the return move is complete. If patients or the public have questions about the location of their appointment, please call the program, service or doctor’s office directly. 

We want to thank our patients and the public for their understanding and cooperation while we enter the final phase of our repair and recovery work.  

  For updates on hospital services, people can listen to a pre-recorded message on our toll-free information line: 1-844-364-7558.

Relocated programs, services and offices:

  • Public Health Services at Yarmouth Hospital

Public Health Services is open, but there is no public access to offices on the 4th floor, Yarmouth Hospital. If you have a question about your immunization records, please call the toll-free Public Health line: 1-844-515-0675. All other questions for Public Health, please call 902-742-7141.

  • Mental Health and Addictions Services

Offices for Adult Mental Health / psychiatry outpatient appointments are temporarily relocated at Arcadia School, in Arcadia, Yarmouth County. 

Questions about Mental Health & Addictions services, please call 902-742-4222.

  • Hospital business office

People who need to pay a hospital bill, or get a parking pass can go the Business Office, temporarily located in the library-learning centre, off the hospital lobby, main floor.

  • Physician offices

Please call your doctors office directly with any questions. 

Dr. Murphy, Dr. Moses, Dr. Tagboto
Relocated to 4th floor, building C, Yarmouth Hospital (old hospital section).

Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Prabhu, Dr. Shettar, Dr. Abutu, Dr. Wajeeh
Relocated to 3rd floor, building C, Yarmouth Hospital (old hospital section).

Dr. Cheevers, Dr. Ntambazi, Dr. Chahal, Dr. Shetty
Relocated to Pier 1 building, 101 Water Street, corner of Water Street & Lovitt Street in downtown Yarmouth. 

Dr. Marais has relocated to the Acadia First Nation Health Centre, on the airport stretch, highway 3.

 

Media contact: Fraser Mooney, Communications & Public Relations: 902-749-0517
Nova Scotia Health Authority provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344