Want to live by the sea, in a house on a lake, and practice at a Regional Hospital with a great culture? 

You can. Join us in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and have a great quality of life along with a thriving medical career. 

Yarmouth is in the banana belt of Nova Scotia on the southern tip. We have a direct ferry to the USA in the summer months and an international airport. We are only 2 hours 45 minutes from the Capital city of Halifax. 

Physicians here will tell you it’s an amazing place to raise children and is unspoiled by traffic and a rushed lifestyle. 

From its humble beginning in 1912 to the vast complex that you see today, Yarmouth Regional Hospital (www.swndha.nshealth.ca) has continued to grow and adapt to meet the health needs of our communities. At its heart is a dedicated team of health care professionals striving to provide the best patient and client care possible.

Incorporated in April 16, 1908, the first Yarmouth Hospital opened in 1912 housing just 8 patient beds compared to the 124 beds available today. In 1916 a new hospital was built on the present site of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital on Vancouver Street. Additions to Yarmouth Regional Hospital including a nursing school, a long term care facility, a residential care facility and a Veteran’s Unit have allowed the hospital complex to grow, becoming the centre for health care services in our region.

Hospital specific redevelopments over the years has resulted in a facility that includes a renal dialysis unit, a cancer centre, a state-of-the art diagnostic imaging department, an inpatient mental health unit, a state-of-the art laboratory, new inpatient units and new physician offices.

Community-based programs such as Mental Health Services, Addiction Services, Public Health Services, Supportive Care Services, Seniors Services, Continuing Care and Primary Health Care Services work closely with hospital care programs. Community-based programs support the health and wellness of our communities by focusing on education, prevention and chronic disease management.

Today’s Yarmouth Regional Hospital provides specialized care to the more than 58,000 people of Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties. In 2013 South West Health was selected as a new family medicine training site - creating five more family residency training spots at Dalhousie medical school. 

Rebecca Cassidy Rose

Community Navigator

Besides having a wonderful regional Hospital, Yarmouth and Area is the very Hub of the countries largest Lobster Fishery. Sixty percent of the country’s lobster is caught within the catchment area. 

We are also the home Tri-Star Enterprises which is the producer of Ambulances worldwide. We have many diverse industries and a Community College Campus with over 500 students. 

Like to run, bike, kayak or explore nature? Want a community that speaks both French and English?  Want to catch a tuna or go shark fishing? Want to purchase a lovely house on a lake for a reasonable price?    Come to Yarmouth….let’s talk…..