SMH Temporary Closures


Soldiers Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department Closures

Thursday, March 3, 2023

MIDDLETON, N.S. – The Soldiers Memorial Hospital emergency department is regularly open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (closing at 1:30 p.m.) daily, unless otherwise noted on our Temporary Closure page:

The emergency department at Soldiers Memorial Hospital (SMH) will be closed:

from 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd until 7:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911. For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.

The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167. Mental health and addictions tools and resources are online:

Know where to go for health care  is a helpful guide to accessing health care services in Nova Scotia Health’s western zone.

All temporary closures can be found online at

SMH Foundation supports Bridgetown Regional Community School

L-R: Carolyn Brown, Resource Teacher at BRCS and John Smith, Vice-Chair of SMHF

Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to help fund the rebuilding of the Sensory Room and Fine Motor Olympics Program in the Learning Center at Bridgetown Regional Community School. The Sensory Room is a quiet, gently stimulating space where students with ASD can go to relax, calm down, or get away from everyday stimuli. The Sensory Room also helps reduce disruptive behavior and it’s a very important part of helping children learn to self-regulate their behaviors, which ultimately improves their focus.

SMHF purchases needed health care equipment for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and has expanded to extend funding to selected health-related programs. These programs include the Kings and Annapolis Counties’ Senior Safety Programs, Active Kids Healthy Kids Society, and Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee. The Foundation also provides scholarships to High School and University students that are– or will be enrolling– in the field of health care.

If you would like further information about volunteering or contributing, please contact the Foundation at 902 825-4202 or [email protected]

Promoting our Region & Facilities

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee members Anne Crowell and Don Hyslop travelled to Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Resident Education Weekend in St. Andrews, NB in late September to promote our area and health care facilities to these medical professionals.

Pictured below are Anne and Don at the booth and presenting our booth prize– a Medical Bag (compliments of SMH Foundation and Valley Drug Mart Pharmasave)– to Dr. Marissa Ley.

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee members Anne Crowell & Don Hyslop
Anne and Don present Dr. Ley with a Foundation-logo’d Medical Bag. Congratulations, Dr. Ley!

New Physicians in our area

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Ama Asiedu has joined our practice as a full service Family Physician and staff physician at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Dr. Asiedu joined our team last week and is accepting new patients from the 811 Need a Family Practice Registry. Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Asiedu to our team!

Once again we are thrilled to announce the addition of another family physician to our clinical team at Middleton Collaborative Practice. Dr. Omorede Osayande has opened her family practice with us this week, and will also be providing inpatient hospitalist coverage as a staff physician at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Dr. Osayande will be accepting patients from the 811 Need a Family Practice Registry. Dr. Osayande and her family are enjoying their transition to Middleton and we hope they feel so welcome they will plan to stay long term in our community.

Middleton Collaborative Practice
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We are excited to welcome resident physician Dr. Lydia Melanson who will be based in Middleton while she completes her Family Medicine Residency training over the next two years. Please note: resident physicians share in the care of patients in our practice but do not take on their own patients. Welcome to the Valley, Dr. Melanson!

Welcome, Dr. Makramalla!