Special Patient Program
If you or a loved one has a complex or rare illness or injury that requires its own medical care protocols, talk to your doctor about the EHS Special Patient Program.
The program ensures that paramedics know about the patient's special needs – so when EHS is called to help, our paramedics will have quick access to the information they need about your loved one.
Applications must be submitted by a physician. Download Special Patient Application in PDF format.
For more information about the Special Patient Program, contact the Office of the Provincial Medical Director of Emergency Health Services at 902-424-1729.
Sign up for the AED Registry
Nova Scotia AED map
The EHS Nova Scotia Volunteer Map shows Nova Scotians where they can find AEDs (automatic external defibrillators).
This interactive map shows both public AEDs and AEDs for medical first responders (MFR).
The map is intended for public awareness, to help plan and prepare for a potential cardiac arrest and to increase the availability of AEDs in our communities.
It is not intended to be relied upon for emergency response or ongoing administration of AED programs.
Use at your own risk
Use the map entirely at your own risk. The information on the map is provided voluntarily by AED owners. EHS and GeoNova have tried to ensure that the information on the map is accurate, but we don’t guarantee that any AED on the map is:
AEDs shown on the map may not be available for public use outside of the locations shown. To access or use an AED, you might need approval from the owner or their designate.
For AED owners
If you’re an AED owner and you want to register your AED for administrative and potential clinical application, please contact the EHS AED Registry Program Coordinator at EHSAEDinfo@emci.ca.
If you're holding a special event and you'd like a paramedic to attend, please fill out online special events form.
Download Special Patient Program (SPP) information for health care professionals in PDF format.
Download Special Patient Program (SPP) information for patients and families in PDF format.