E.C. Purdy Building - Nova Scotia Hospital
E.C. Purdy Building – Nova Scotia Hospital site

300 Pleasant Street
PO Box 1004
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3S3

Administrative Switchboard: 902-464-3111

More about this location


If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free 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

Visiting Hours

For information, please call 902-464-3111.


There is metered parking and daily parking passes available for on-site parking in the day. The following rates apply:

  • Metered parking: $1 per hour
  • Daily parking passes: $5 per day
  • All onsite parking is free between the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.  

Daily parking passes are available to buy from the parking office. The parking office is located inside the main doors of the Hugh Bell Service Centre.

WiFi and Internet Access

WiFi is only available in the Health Sciences Library located in the Hugh Bell Service Centre. A password is required. There are also public computers available in the library.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order.  Please check with nursing staff if you have any questions about ordering your food. 


The E.C. Purdy Building is located at the Nova Scotia Hospital site, and is one of several facilities providing a broad range of mental health and addictions services within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. A fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University, the hospital is part of an overall structure integrating mental health and addictions programs and services across the province.