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Guysborough Memorial Hospital
Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia

About This Opportunity

Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) is seeking a full-time family physician to work in the facility's family practice clinic. Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) serves the health care needs of the residents of Guysborough County. Located in Guysborough, the area enjoys outstanding healthcare through the recently expanded GMH and its talented team of healthcare professionals.

The physicians of the 10-bed facility are supported by specialists at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and other healthcare facilities in the province. GMH also has a partnership with the Guysborough Youth Health Center and is adjacent to a 50-bed long-term care facility (Milford Haven Home for Special Care). 

GMH provides inpatient and outpatient care as well as several visiting clinics:

- diabetes education centre

- foot care clinic

- ophthalmology clinic

- pediatric clinic

- surgery consultation

- well men/women programs



- addiction services

- continuing care services

- cardiac and respiratory services

- diagnostic imaging (including X-ray and EKG)

- 24/7 emergency medicine

- laboratory services

- medical and surgical unit

- mental health and addiction services

- obstetrics and gynecology

- occupational therapy

- palliative care

- pediatrics

- physiotherapy

- public health services

- social work services


Duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call.

The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.


This opportunity is compensated through a choice of Fee For Service or an alternative payment plan arrangement as per the Master Agreement between the Province of Nova Scotia and Doctors Nova Scotia. The most recent annual APP amount for 2023 (currently in negotiations) was $278,099. 


Community Details

Guysborough is a beautiful, close knit community located in the Eastern Zone. Living in Guysborough means knowing the comforts and joys of small town and rural living within a spectacular natural environment. Seacoast, lakes, and rivers provide outstanding recreational opportunities, and communities throughout the Municipality host festivals and events in modern facilities. The Mulgrave Road Theatre and Chedabucto Performance Theatre, for instance, anchor a thriving cultural community. The Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex provides year-round sport and recreation opportunities like outdoor skating, track, and soccer. It also has indoor community rooms, a fitness centre, and gymnasiums. The community prides itself on keeping programming adorable to ensure no one is denied recreational opportunities, while maintaining the lowest residential taxes in Nova Scotia. Watch this video here.

In Guysborough, there is room here to grow, clean air to breathe, and friendly people. Physicians and their families build sustainable, rewarding lives in the most beautiful and unspoiled part of Nova Scotia.


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Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.