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Critical Statistics

Health Facilities

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow

Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou


Addiction Services

Mental Health Services

Primary Health Care

Public Health Services


800 staff members, 65 medical staff

Population served

48,000 Pictou County, and larger population of northeastern Nova Scotia

Pictou County Health Authority

The Pictou County Health Authority is responsible for delivering health-care services to the 48,000 residents of Pictou County as well as regional programs to the greater population of northeastern Nova Scotia. Services and programs are delivered through the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou, Addiction Services, Mental Health Services, Primary Health Care and Public Health Services. The health authority has approximately 775 employees and a medical staff of 85. The annual operating budget is $50 million.

The Aberdeen Hospital is a regional facility providing a broad range of primary and secondary services through inpatient, outpatient and community-based services. The hospital has 104 beds. Services provided include: anesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry and urology. Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital plays an important role in the lives and communities it serves. It has a 12-bed restorative care unit, a 20-bed veterans unit and various outpatient and community programs and services.

Although New Glasgow and Pictou are "small rural towns" they are by no means isolated. The Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow and Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou are just 90 minutes from the provincial capital of Halifax and the Halifax Robert F. Stanfield International Airport. New Glasgow is 35 minutes from Antigonish, home of St. Francis Xavier University, and minutes away from the Northumberland Strait that boasts the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and some of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia. The local area has excellent golf courses, beaches and the added benefits of small town living.

Our Vision

The Pictou County Health Authority strives for excellence and innovation in promoting a healthy community and excellence in the delivery of health care services.

Our Mission

The Pictou County Health Authority is a leader in developing and delivering a population health focused, evidence-informed and values driven approach to wellness, healthcare, safety and healthy communities.

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