Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Halifax, Canada

Hospital description

The QEII is the largest teaching hospital and adult academic health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada. As a centre of excellence in health research the QEII is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professions at Dalhousie University and is accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation. The QEII also provides general hospital services for Halifax and the Central Health Region of Nova Scotia in close collaboration with community-based providers, health care education programs and other local hospitals. Administratively it is part of the Capital District Health Authority.

The QEII has 1,100 beds, including 175 beds dedicated to veterans; admits approximately 31,000 patients annually; sees 70,000 patients in its emergency medicine departments annually; and records approximately 375,000 ambulatory clinic visits annually.

The QEII is made up of 10 buildings located on two sites, the Halifax Infirmary site and the Victoria General site.

Halifax Infirmary Site

Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
The Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building houses a range of services and is best known for its mental health programs and Family Medicine Centre.

Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building
The Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building (CHVMB) is home to 175 of Canada’s Veterans. A Veterans’ Council represents the needs and concerns of all veterans living in long-term care. Veterans Affairs Canada determines eligibility for admission. Care for the veterans is provided by family physicians, together with interdisciplinary teams and veterans families.

Halifax Infirmary
The Halifax Infirmary (HI) is home to the only adult emergency department in peninsular Halifax.

Victoria General Site

Bethune Building
The Bethune Building was originally the nurses’ residence but is now home to many administrative offices, employee services such as Human Resources.

Centennial and Victoria Buildings
The Centennial and Victoria Buildings contain both inpatient and outpatient services.

Centre for Clinical Research
The Centre for Clinical Research (CCR) administers, facilitates and coordinates all research carried out at the QEII. It is a leader in Canada for its internal research management system and in its effective relationship with Dalhousie University.

Dickson Building
The Dickson Building houses many of the QEII’s patient clinics and services, including the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre on the main level. It is the province’s only comprehensive adult cancer treatment facility.

Mackenzie Building
The Mackenzie Building houses the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the QEII. A variety of specimens, such as blood and tissue, are sent to the various labs for identification and analysis. Many of the laboratories also provide diagnostic services for other areas of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
The Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre provides quality service in the areas of physical rehabilitation, excellence in care, education, research and advocacy in partnership with our clientele and their communities.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English and French
Funding Status Public


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