The Nova Scotia Hospital, known locally as The NS or Mount Hope, is a psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Operated by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, it is the province's largest and oldest mental health facility. Co-founded by the Hon. Hugh Bell[1] and Dorothea Dix, it opened in 1856 as the Mount Hope Asylum for the Insane and today it is a fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University.

Nova Scotia Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia Hospital
Nova Scotia Hospital is located in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Hospital
Location in Nova Scotia
Geography
Location300 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Coordinates44°39′06″N 63°32′58″W / 44.6517°N 63.5495°W / 44.6517; -63.5495
Organization
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada)
TypeTeaching
Affiliated universityDalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
Services
Beds116
SpecialityPsychiatric
History
Opened1852
Links
WebsiteNova Scotia Hospital
ListsHospitals in Canada

Since its founding in 1852, the Nova Scotia Hospital has a rich and long history. It supported patients during World War I and II, and the Halifax Explosion.[2] It has undergone expansion and constant improvement with the addition of buildings which support adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient care ranging from day programs, outpatient, short-term stay, and long-term stay.

The former Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation is now the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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References

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  1. ^ Canadian Biography - Hugh Bell
  2. ^ [Mount Hope then and now: A history of The Nova Scotia Hospital Paperback – 1996 by A. H MacDonald ]
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